How early can you start feeding table scraps?

singletrack

Hatching
8 Years
Feb 27, 2011
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0
7
We just got 12 one-two week old chicks and I was wondering when it is okay to start feeding the chicks table scraps? Thanks in advance for the advice!
 

Captain Carrot

Songster
8 Years
Jan 25, 2011
471
7
111
Austria
Welcome to the forum!

I've never fed table scraps until the birds are feathered out at about 6 weeks, that doesn't mean you can't though. I'd stick to soft stuff boiled potato, sweet potato, lettuce etc. Remove any uneaten scraps after a couple of hours, don't give them anything too salty or citric.
 

AKsmama

Songster
9 Years
Jun 20, 2010
921
12
121
South Carolina
Make sure you're giving them chick grit (not regular bird grit from the pet store, which has added calcium- too much calcium at this young age can be bad for their kidneys) if you're going to be feeding table scraps.
 

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