how old before watermelon?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by johnniecourtney, May 2, 2009.

  1. johnniecourtney

    johnniecourtney In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Sequim, WA

    How old should they be before certain treats? I have some watermelon I want to let my 4 week old babies try, but not sure if I should. Thanks!

    Courtney [​IMG]

  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    You can give them watermelon now, I have fed it to 2 week old chicks before. Just make sure they don't eat the seeds, not that the seeds are bad but when they are that little its probably not a good idea
  3. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    I gave mine bananas, so I don't see how watermelon would hurt, except maybe big seeds.
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    They may not *really* need it for watermelon, but give em some grit when you start treats. You can get chick sized grit at TSC for like $5ish

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