How old before offering chicks a treat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shellyga, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    How old should chicks be before you can offer them a treat.. in MODERATION of course.

    Natural treat only.. like a sprout, green grass, pea?

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Bet sprouts would be a great first treat, they might think it was a worm. Since they're mostly sater and vitamins, they wouldn't fill them up, either.

    There's no set age, just lots of opinions. I've given a bit of treat to brand new chicks, just a few days old, after they'd figured out about their feed and water.

    Don't forget to offer a bit of sand or fine grit. I've just set a bit of the fine stuff from the grit bag in there for them.
  3. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I think my little RIRs were 2 weeks old when I gave them their first treat - leftover fried chicken, cut into little bitty pieces. It's still their favorite treat!

    Then they got bits of cauliflower & broccoli greens, some plain yogurt, but their favorite treat is still meat.

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