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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by usmcpilot06, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. usmcpilot06

    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    When I was a child, about 35 years ago, I remember my grandfather giving the chickens all of the table scraps. My chicks are about 6 weeks old now, would hurt to give them left over salad mix?
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think

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    Nope! Mama hen would. Just be sure they don’t overdo it. It will give them diarrhea. Just like humans.
     
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    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    I have 20 hicks, I dont think they will over do it one the amount I have....maybe a couple hand fulls a day
     
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  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Won't hurt them. But they need a high protein diet to develop. Salads and such fill their belly's and they won't consume as much starter feed. Just feed it in moderation. There will be plenty of chances later to feed roughage and scraps.
     
  5. Trellinius

    Trellinius Chirping

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    What part of the country are you from that has 20 hicks? And most of the hicks I know aren't much on salad! :plbb
     
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    I give my chickens any food off my table, but I do it in the evening around dinner, if its bad for them my chickens wont eat it but song birds and squirrels will gladly eat any leftovers.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Lol...:frow
    I remember my Grandma too having a slop pail for Pigs and Chickens..
    Chicken were never kept over Winter though and used for meat. Butchered each Fall.
    Laying Hens require proper management and good quality feed to produce great eggs.:frow..They can develop fatty liver syndrome If over fed scraps..
     
  8. Trellinius

    Trellinius Chirping

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    I guess free range and the protein from bugs and seeds from native grasses = proper management and good quality feed 'cause I get really good eggs from my flock!:celebrate
     
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    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    Not looking to make their main diet, just a snack while they re out side for the day. They have their stated feed which i use to get them back inside..
     
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    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    I live in Indiana, lotta hicks here.
     
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