New chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gannonleigh, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. gannonleigh

    gannonleigh New Egg

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    Hi there! We are new to chickens. How early can you feed greens, etc to new chicks? Will the choke on things bigger than their starter crumble?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. gannonleigh

    gannonleigh New Egg

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    Thank you! This site has been so helpful
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the community!

    I would suggest waiting until they are a couple of weeks old. Babies can be so finicky!

    Be sure they have access to grit (or sand) when feeding treats. Also, search the forum for the famous "treat chart", it is a handy guide made by one of our members.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us.

    As long as chicks have access to grit, then most foods are fine. My chicks free range with momma from day 1 so they munch on whatever mum shows them is good. Having said that, if i raised chicks in a brooder, I would be more inclined to stick with the chick feed as it has all thats necessary for a balanced diet.

    Best wishes

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Let them be babies for awhile and feed them their chick starter. Greens and stringy things (like blades of grass) can cause impacted crops.
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  9. gannonleigh

    gannonleigh New Egg

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    Another question-do chicks pee?? I only see them pooping??
     
  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Their liquids and solids come out together, so no actual peeing
     

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