How old for dried mealworms, corn treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by luvmysweetgirls, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. luvmysweetgirls

    luvmysweetgirls New Egg

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    My babies are two and three weeks old. Is it okay for them to have a few dried mealworms as treats? What about corn? I purchased some "Happy Hen Treats." I've given them just a few mealworms which they went completely berzerko over(!) but I haven't tried a little corn - wanted to get some great advice here before I did that! (The young girl at the feed store had no idea.) I also noticed another thread about "grit." It seemed the general consensus was that they need it so okay to do it now? They are eating chick starter crumbles. Sorry, I know I sound very ignorant and I'm reading all I can. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    It's ok to give them a few treats, but not too many because they need to eat their medicated chick feed. I fed them a few mealworms here and there and they loved it as well! [​IMG]

    They were only a week old when I started giving them treats- I wanted to spoil them so bad! Giving them a little cracked corn is ok. [​IMG] I also fed them tiny little pieces of broccoli, and they loved that too!
     
  3. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    Oh yes, and when your giving treats be sure to give grit. Ask all the questions you want because we're here to help! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same question!!!! i feel like my little nuggets are still small and was not sure what to treat them with... if i do veggies cooked or un-cooked? what are other fun treats to watch them gobble up? they are very excited to try new things... also they seem eager to fly around and roost... they perch on the side of the tank and on my hand but not on the stick I left in their tank... any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  5. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    Aww! what a cute chick!! [​IMG]You can cook them if you want, but it's not necessary. I also gave them broccoli, bread, lettuce, bananas, scrambled eggs (!!!), and watermelon. Hope this helps and good luck! [​IMG] Don't forget to add grit when you give them treats. [​IMG]
     
  6. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! Thats little Etta. shes such a momma's girl... I think!!! :[​IMG]

    hehehe... so excited to give them treats!!!!! I will start tonight!!!! Thanks for the info! Yes I have grit. ready to purchase some more food for them!! What are your thoughts on medicated vs non medicated?
     
  7. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    Cute name! I also love her fuzzy feet. What breed is she? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was also wanting to spoil mine when they were tiny! Great that you got the grit!

    I would defiantly recommend Medicated. It helps them get the nutrients they need to fight diseases when they are older. It's very important that you get them the medicated kind. [​IMG] We used medicated and we haven't had any diseases our flock.
     
  8. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks me too! she waddles like a fool when she walks!!! too cute! she is a white cochin. i am obsessed! I read so much on medicated vs not medicated... so I bought both... and just about running out of medicated... i think ill buy more and work medicated and non both in together!
     
  9. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    I love cochins! Sounds good! As long as most of the feed is medicated, it should be fine. [​IMG] Do you have any other chicks?
     
  10. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my three girls!!!

    Etta, Buffy, and Mo. buffy is a buff orpington and mo is a barred rock <3 she is the friskiest bird of them all!!!! We have been working on acclimating our pitbull who happens to loveeee destroying small squeaky furry things... They are doing really good... Mo tries to jump on snoopys head everytime he walks by... I think they like eachother.... we let it happen the other day & it was too cute!!! how old are your hens? I see you have quite the collection!!! I am so ready to get more already <3 (next year)



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