How long to wait to feed chicks table scraps?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Twin Chickens, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Twin Chickens

    Twin Chickens New Egg

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    I am wondering if anyone has any insight as to how long you should wait to feed baby chicks table scraps? In the past I have usually wiated a good 8-10 weeks, but i'm not sure if I should be waiting longer, or just let the baby chicks tell me when they are ready to venture out and try something new.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I usually start mine as soon as they start to show an interest in the scraps. Mine seem to know when I am carrying the scrap bucket, they all run to the gate to greet me.
    Mine are almost 11 weeks old and they have started showing interest in the scraps for about 2 weeks now. I don't usually give them much tough because I think that they need the starter more t this early age.
     
  3. Twin Chickens

    Twin Chickens New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the advice... I think I'll wait a few more weeks until they are closer to like you said 11 weeks :)
     
  4. rehric00

    rehric00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait to be on the safe side. But I'm sure it would be ok even if you didn't wait
     

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