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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

    May 2, 2013
    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

    Nov 30, 2010
    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

    May 2, 2013
    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

    Apr 3, 2013
    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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