snacks for babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by berti's birds, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. berti's birds

    berti's birds In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    elizabeth city nc
    We have to get crickets from the pet store to feed to my sons tarantulas is it o.k. to give a couple of leftovers to my one week old chicks? [​IMG]
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I wouldn't give them to them if I were you. They need grit to be able to eat things that require chewing up.
    edited to say: It sure would be fun watching them chase it though!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    I'd wait another week, be givng them access to grit and then give them small crickets. We generally start giving them live snacks around 2 wks. It is funny as hell to watch them chasing the crickets around the brooder.
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Snacks for babies? Gerber baby food, fruit wedges, cereal, bits of cheese, etc.

    For chicks (which is the proper term for newly hatched chickens), dont waste your time. They don't need treats.
    All they need is the proper ration, cleanly fed and clear, fresh water.

    Stick to the KISS principle with chickens.

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