Rhode Island Red chics

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tees chics 101, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Tees chics 101

    Tees chics 101 New Egg

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    Hello, I am VERY new to this so I maybe blowing up the forums with questions!
    I just got 6 Rhode Island red chics last saturday, I believe to be about 2 weeks old. They are doing great so far! My first question is.......at what age should I add small amounts of scraps, veggies, etc in their diet?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6-8 weeks and make sure that they have grit available.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Adding scraps etc to a chicks diet is not necessary - chick feed has all the nutrients necessary. If you wish to do so, then grit is important before dong so. You can give them a sod of grass (soil n all) to give them the grit that they will need.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    extras should not amount more than 10% of their diet. Chickens quickly become spoiled, like kids with candy, and will turn up their beaks at what is best for them.
     
  6. Tees chics 101

    Tees chics 101 New Egg

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    [​IMG]. I think one on left is male??
     
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