new to chicks and having pecking problems

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newatchicks, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. newatchicks

    newatchicks New Egg

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    I want to know at what age can I start with veggies and fruits? Or animal fats for protein? Also, can egg shells be used as grit ?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You can start feeding your chicks greens when they are around 1-2 weeks old. It is very important that you give them grit when feeding anything other than chick crumbs though. Coarse sand works well for small chicks. Crushed eggshell should only bed fed to laying hens, as an extra source of calcium. It can not replace or be used as grit.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, newatchicks, and [​IMG]! Good luck to you!!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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