MY 1 week Buff orphs question about treats and grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tn chick, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. tn chick

    tn chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay i have a question i would like to give treats like veggies or something else not real sure yet what. when i start giving them treats i need to add grit?
    i was told at co-op that i just sprinkle the grit ,cant sprinkle as im using the mason jar feeders so do i just add some grit in bottle of brooder.
    never thought baby chicks could be so much fun.
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  2. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the chick grit in a small crock bowl at first. When they graduated to the larger grit and in size, we used a metal rabbit feeder that has a hopper on it and put it on bricks as they grew to keep them from pooping in it.
    I have always kept grit available since day one. Adjusting the size of the grit as they matured.
    I started out with yogurt and scrambled egg as treats, then added cooked oatmeal.
    I didn't give them much in the way of fruits or veggies until they were feathered out and their digestive tracts were a bit more mature. I was paranoid of them getting diarrhea I guess!
    After they got their feathers I'd give a very small amount and watch for pasting and if they were okay, I'd give treats every week.
    Wanted them to get balanced nutrition and eat their starter so I didn't do it too often as chicks.
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    angel is right,you don't want to give treats or grit just yet. Wait until they are a few weeks old. Even on starter they can get pasty butt so keep an eye on them. congrats on the chicks!
     
  4. tn chick

    tn chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx a bunch i wanted to give treats to get them liking me more haha if thats possible but there doing so well i worry i guess im a worry chickie mom.
    forgot i do check there butts all the time they look at me like im the butt inspector screaming if i were a chick im sure there saying oh no run hide your butt here she comes again give it i only check butts once a day.
     
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  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I gave mine grit in the top of a jar lid. At first it was more fun than the food, then they decided to sleep in it, now it's just boring.
     

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