Snacks and More for Chicks

hedwig13

Hatching
6 Years
Feb 16, 2013
5
0
9
Mont Vernon, NH
I have 12 chicks around a week or so old. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of snacks I can feed them. Also, would they be old enough to be introduced to my dogs and brought outside? Any advice would be super helpful, this is my first time raising chickens! Thanks!!
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BarredRockGirls

Songster
6 Years
Mar 6, 2013
521
23
113
Ohio
Sand, grass, hard boiled eggs . Yogurt. Chopped up Spaghetti is hilarious to watch.

And IMO I would hold off on the dog intro and the outdoors ... They are only a week old Just tiny babes . There's plenty of time for all that ;) no need to rush it . Just my opinion tho . They are yours do as u will
 

BarredRockGirls

Songster
6 Years
Mar 6, 2013
521
23
113
Ohio
Haha yes they love it I know it sounds weird but they won't eat their own eggs or anything later because of it so don't worry . It's a great source of protein for them . Some ppl even crush up the egg shells really fine and feed that to them too . That's good for calcium . . My barred rocks are 8 weeks old and as babies they looooved hard boiled eggs and spaghetti .... Then after a few weeks they loved grass . Worms . Rice . Tomatoes . There's really nothing they won't eat now lol. Watermelon , cantaloupe , sweet peas , rolled oats, hamburger , ham, mealworms , peppers . Apples list goes on haha
 

boogburr37

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 31, 2013
36
0
32
Kentucky
Try some apple sauce! My babies love it so much they basically fight over it! And since they are so little its easier for them to digest. Mine also love cottage cheese and mashed up hot dogs:)
 

allieszoo

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 7, 2013
112
6
81
Stanton, KY
Try some apple sauce! My babies love it so much they basically fight over it! And since they are so little its easier for them to digest. Mine also love cottage cheese and mashed up hot dogs:)

Applesauce! didnt think of that one, I have a bunch of cans of unsweetened applesauce that someone gave us and no one here likes...will see if the chicks like it.
 

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