So we are about to get hit with two huge snow storms so I'm trying to think of ways to keep my chickens warm and occupied while they are cooped up. One think I do with my adult chickens is to throw scratch under some hay to keep them occupied since they dont want to go out in the snow. My question is, when can I give whole grain scratch to my chicks? They are EEs that are 5 weeks old. I give them grit free choice and I know that scratch takes away from the protein and nutrition in their food but at the same time a small handful for 8 chicks to keep them from pecking each other wont hurt as long as they can digest it..