Question on Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kj7ty, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. kj7ty

    kj7ty Out Of The Brooder

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    Was wondering how old I should wait before I try to clip their wings, and starting to feed them treats like veggie scraps, worms, etc.

    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Age for veggies varies between different people. The key is moderation though and a bit of grit if they are inside on litter.

    For wing clipping, my personal preference is to not clip them. That way when they are out they have a better chance at surviving any predators.

    If you must clip though, do one wing and around 6 weeks you can do it and then again at like 4 months, or when ever their feathers get replaced and you find that the clipped feathers had all fallen out.
     
  3. kj7ty

    kj7ty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot for the info. Mike
     

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