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other food for baby chicks & ducks besides starter grower.

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  1. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies are almost 5 weeks. Can they eat other food besides starter grower.
    Any treats ? Cracked corn. ? Can my baby ducks have mealworms now I saw that earlier and would love to start getting them use to me.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, mynewbabies, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you here! By this age they can be introduced to treats - meal worms, chopped greens, maybe a little scratch.
     
  3. RangingChicks

    RangingChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can start introducing them to other foods in fact you can start much earlier than 5 weeks. Leafy greens, tomatoes, apples and meal worms are great to supplement your chicks/ducks diet. Cracked corn one the other hand doesn't have any real nutritional value so I wouldn't give them too much. And [​IMG]
     
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  4. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great I will get some mealworms for the ducks. Do you recommend a treat.
     
  5. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will work on that. How about baby cakes for the chicks. ?
     
  6. RangingChicks

    RangingChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens can eat meal worms too just make sure they are small enough for them to eat. I am not sure what "baby cakes" are.
     
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  7. 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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  10. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow what a great link of info. I needed that. THANKS :)
     

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