How soon can chicks have foods other than chick starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandi224, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. mandi224

    mandi224 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are a little over a week old and I was wondering how soon they could try other foods? I have some wheat grass and alfalfa to sprout for them. I also found lots of earthworms while I was digging in the garden the other day. Could they try these things?

    I read if/when you start feeding things other than chick starter that they also need gravel. I have some parakeet gravel on hand. Will that be sufficient for them?
     
  2. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks were three days old yesterday. I introduced a feeder of chick grit and a bit later gave them tiny pieces of discarded apple and cucumber. All still alive and kicking today. No pasty butt . . .
     

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