Safe treats for young chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FlewTheCoop, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have some 10 day olds and some three day olds, and I'm wondering what might make a good "special" treat for them? I've heard of using mealworms, but can chicks eat those, or are they only for adult chickens? I think our babies are in need of something to break up the routine.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    grapes! thats what my chicks have always loved!
     
  3. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I would have had no idea. That's so funny! Any particular kind?
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    broccoli tops, millet seeds, strawberry tops, chopped zucchini & cucumber, freeze dried or live bugs...

    just be sure to give them a fair amount of grit with their regular food.
     
  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    oh, of you give them grapes just be sure they are seedless.
     
  6. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! They are still eating chick crumbles and we were told we didn't need to add grit. Should I start adding that now? Do I mix it in with the crumbles? They're digesting fine on the crumbles, but with treats, I'd be more inclined to think they'd need some grit.
     
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    yeah, they only need the grit if youre giving them treats. they love treats! my silver phoenix still dont get the concept of a treat though. but they LOVE ramen noodles. if you make them ramen, either don't add the flavor package or rinse them off before you give it to them. it looks like a little worm and go for it right away!
     
  8. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Quote:red seedless. they still mob me, even from great distances if they see me with a bag of them...
     
  9. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, thank you! I'm gonna get them some red seedless grapes today. [​IMG] (Oh, and chick grit...haha).
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  10. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be a little concerned about grapes. My chickens LOVE grapes but my vet advised against it. Grapes have a ton of sugar, especially when considering how small chickens/chicks are. Vet said 2 or 3 at most for a grown chicken. Not sure about the young ones.
     

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