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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sebright18, Aug 18, 2013.
Do chick crumbs count as good protein?! What over foods count as good protein for chickens!?
Chick crumbles have the amount of protein they need. Protein for them is much the same as protein for you: primarily meat or eggs. Some other foods such as certain nuts and seeds may have more protein than chick crumbles, but also may not be suitable for young chicks. Avoid very salty or fatty meat such as ham. Keep in mind they don't produce lactase, so dairy quantity should probably be limited. Things like yogurt are best as lactase isn't required to digest them, though the quantity should still be small.