Rustling with chicks and keets....organically

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nliten2012, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Nliten2012

    Nliten2012 Hatching

    Mar 2, 2008
    southern MO
    Our babies are a week old now. The feed mill hooked us up with some non-medicated feed (cracked corn, oatmeal perhaps? not sure what its supposed to look like) and the little buggers are getting bigger all the time.
    Couple things I am concerned about though, they sold us a bag of horse bedding. I know there are reports of some bedding being toxic...wondering if we should just switch to pure dirt for both.
    The keets have been breathing a bit heavy when sleeping, but fine when awake...not sure if that is normal or not either.
    And we've been giving them treats of the occasional tick, rolypoly, and worms (think chicken tug of We want them to be as organic as possible so we've been introducing them to a more natural food source early and they love it. Any negative reports on this practice?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    What does the label read or the stall bedding? I know here it sometimes will be mixed with some cedar in it. Cedar is bad for chickens. I use pine shavings.

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