Pineapple chunks from a can

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kywilber, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to give chicks pineapple and if show how old should they be?

    thank you
     
  2. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pineapple is a little acidic for chickens. A little won't hurt I'm sure but if they are at laying ago I would try to avoid such fruits.
     
  3. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just trying to figure what type of treats i should give to week olds..
     
  4. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't give pineapple tell they are older, and just a little, its high in acid, but good for their gut.
    for week olds, i would just give some grass cut into small pieces and some boiled eggs, as they get older you can add, old fashion oats, flax seed millet, canned peas, pure corn meal ( just corn meal, no other flours in it) , when giving any greens and foods always give chick grit, you can get this TSC or clean sand
     
  5. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for your help
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I never give week old chicks any "treats". They get only scrambled or hardboiled chopped eggs in addition to their starter crumble. Whatever you give them that is a vegetable or fruit will lower the protein level that they need at that age.
     
  7. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so i can give scrambled or hardboiled chopped eggs when they are this young?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure! Just be sure it's mashed up very fine. I give mine some before they are a week old. In fact, if someone runs out of starter, eggs are great protein in a pinch till you can get to the store.
     
  9. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweet i get a chance to try out my slap chop the wife bought...

    do they need grit for eggs?
    if so then i need to wait
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have never given them grit to eat eggs, them being so very soft. Never had any issues with it.

    They may look at it suspisciously at first, then watch the craziness begin! They love it.
     

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