Snacks for Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CityGirlFlock, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. CityGirlFlock

    CityGirlFlock In the Brooder

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    Hello Flock People!! First time Mother Hen here. My chicks are 5 weeks old. I have only been feeding them organic grower feed and water with ACV. How old do they have to be before I am able to introduce "snacks" i.e. meal worms, veggies, fruits, garlic, etc. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Gee, at 5 weeks you can give them treats...try some mealworms first would be my suggestion. If you want your girls to be friendly there's nothing better than dried mealworms. Hold them in the palm of your hand and watch them disappear! [​IMG]
     
  3. CityGirlFlock

    CityGirlFlock In the Brooder

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    Thank you iwiw60. I'll start with mealworms!! :D
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Yes, and when they go for them you can talk to them quietly and sneak in some petting maybe! I'm the type that likes to go easy with the treats at first. You could also hard boil an egg (I don't know how many chicks you have, but my 4 I cooked one) and mash it up really fine and give it to them, but look out! They'll go crazy for it! [​IMG]
     
  5. chix88

    chix88 In the Brooder

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    hi my 6week olds snack on chopped blueberries and grapes and a small slice of melon when the big girls get theirs in the afternoon
     
  6. ryferre

    ryferre In the Brooder

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    Take your extra summer squash cut it into large chunks and let them peck away! They love it! (hopefully you have fresh squash)....
     
  7. CityGirlFlock

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    Thanks chix88. I have blueberries and watermelon. I'll start sharing it with them today :D
     
  8. CityGirlFlock

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    ryferre, I planted so much zucchini this year!! I'll share it with them too :D
     
  9. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chirping

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    My chicks are two weeks old--- can they have mealworms at this age? - sorry to hijack your post and ask my own question- lol ;)
     
  10. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    ABSOLUTELY! Hold them in the palm of your hand and watch the chaos begin!! [​IMG] Just don't overfeed treats too much...have fun!
     

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