Proud newbie of 6 little chickies!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leap777, May 30, 2016.

  1. Leap777

    Leap777 New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    May 30, 2016
    Hello...my name is Betsy (No, I'm not a cow and do not own a cow!). I have new little chicks that are about a week and a half old. They are all happy, eating some crumbles out of my hand, and listening to soft rock in my basement. I have gently picked a couple of them up in my hand in the process of taming them. I am just itching (no, not scratching!) to give them some treats. I know I have to start giving them some grit--I am going to buy a package of parakeet gravel. Should I start giving them the grit first for several days before I give them treats? What kind of treats should I start with? Is it too early for live mealworms? Any suggestions?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    66,682
    17,818
    836
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Betsy, welcome to BYC. Would you like a cow?
     
  3. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    15
    71
    Nov 2, 2014
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I usually give them scrambled eggs for their first treat. They can handle them without grit.
     
  4. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    4,560
    811
    286
    Mar 1, 2015
    Florida
    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!! Congrats on your little chickies! What breed are they?
     
  5. scrambled please

    scrambled please Out Of The Brooder

    84
    4
    38
    Nov 30, 2010
    Welcome, you are soo cute, sorry. Like a first time Mom in a couple years you'll go to the end of the driveway for grit. I remember making up a dust bath and the chickies eating it. They love dirt more than snacks. God bless.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,821
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,727
    14,597
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Betsy. It's really best to keep them on their chick starter. Treats should not exceed 10% of their daily ration. Chicks are like kids and prefer treats to healthy food - to the point where they will expect to fill up on treats and not touch their nutritionally complete chicken feed.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by