mealy worms & grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeeperspeepers2010, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. jeeperspeepers2010

    jeeperspeepers2010 New Egg

    Jun 27, 2010

    I am new to chicken raising. Can anyone tell me when it is okay to give the baby chicks (2 1/2 weeks) mealy worms & grit? I have 18 chicks and love to watch them all the time

    Any help appreciated.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I give my chicks pretty much anything from the start, with the exception of nuts and harder to grind foods. I haven't given my latest batch any mealworms yet, but they have been munching on crickets since they were about a week old.
    I start grit at the same time I start to offer foods other than their chick starter, just to be on the safe side. The exceptions being hard boiled egg and yogurt.

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