How old before offering chicks a treat

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

  1. shellyga

    shellyga Songster

    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 Crowing

    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 Songster

    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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