newbie question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hmwalatka, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. hmwalatka

    hmwalatka Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 3-4 weeks old. I read post about giving "healthy" leftovers as treats. When are they old enough for this??
     
  2. Blue Farm

    Blue Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    i wouldnt feed anything but a good chick starter as recommened by manufactor, and grower after that. but others may have a difference of opionion. but i like how they grow and develop by following feed instructions. they will appreciate greens and treats when there laying eggs .
     
  3. tinah

    tinah Out Of The Brooder

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    Been feeding mie treats since they were 3 days old, with free choice grit. Sure, we could all survive on power bars alone, but why would we want to?
     
  4. MetallicBlue

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    I've been giving leftovers since they were about a week or two old. They are doing just fine as of now. They are about 2 1/2 months right now. Their favorite food seems to be sausage. I think it's pretty funny how much they love the stuff and get mad if we come down to their enclosure without any. They have a fenced in area and coop. I would love to free range, but my dogs would eat them and that wouldn't be good.
     
  5. UnlabeledMama

    UnlabeledMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they have grit or access to find their own - go for it!
     

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