Hi Erba. Are you sure dogfood is okay for chicks? Never heard of that before. I wouldn’t give it to my chicks if I had any. I think such food is not allowed in the chicken industry. Maybe for a reason?Enjoy, they grow fast! Mine are very chatty and so funny! I gave them bird sand in a large dish and they already knew exactly what to do with it, take a dust bath of course! Now they are a month old, I introduced them to a bowl of pure meat dog food. They proceeded to chase whoever had a bit of it in their beak around, and try to steal it, although there was still plenty in the bowl. Should have seen the acrobatics! Better entertainment than any action movie...lol
Chick feed is balanced and has it all. For extra maybe 1 or 2 dried mealworms a day as a treat. From a month old you can give some fresh greens too with small stones for pigeons to grind it.