Is there anything that I shouldn't feed my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tiny529, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Besides the obvious chocolate, onions, garlic, avocado, etc...

    Mine are still so young (5 days?) that I'm only giving them medicated starter (24/7) and half a hard boiled egg (I let them eat until the frenzy has subsided, then I remove it) daily. I figure when they are about 2 weeks old, I'll give them a little something else... Spring mix? Carrot shavings? I'm not sure... But I want to make sure that I don't give them anything that will hurt them. Any suggestions on both what to give them as a little treat and what not to?

    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've fed mine Chickweed since about week 4, they also have sand available for grit. Now they're eating eveything green in the yard, grass, dandilions, clover ect.
    They also LOVE watermelon, give it to them cold on a hot day. Cottage Cheese with strawberry pieces was a feeding frenzy, just set it down and get out of the area, they go nuts over it. [​IMG]
     
  3. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I guess I was more wondering if there is anything that I should avoid while they are still chicks. I wasn't sure if they would get the runs from things that the adults could handle. I don't want any clogged up bottoms! [​IMG]
     
  5. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would avoid any grains such as in scratch until they have some grit in their little craws. After that, almost anything in your yard can (and will be) eaten.

    Be sure and don't pass out in a chicken coop.

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  6. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking forward to giving them more treats. They go nuts over their hard-boiled egg. [​IMG]
     

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