So far so good...but a few questions?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OldMcRusso, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. OldMcRusso

    OldMcRusso Hatching

    Feb 4, 2014
    Dublin, Indiana

    Good Morning!
    3 days ago we brought home 24 little ladies who we just adore! Grandpa has become the king at treating pasty butt...and they are doing much better with that.
    So far, we are feeding them medicated starter feed with a little cornmeal added. And we are putting Bragg's ACV in their water.
    Is there anything else we should add? Also when can you start them on veggie scraps and such?
    Thanks all!!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    There is no need to add anything, and I would not recommend adding cornmeal to the feed. There really isn't a time table for treats, if you are going to give them. But try to never exceed 10% of their det, at most. And when they are young, they need very small pieces, to avoid choking or food getting lodged. One of the best "first" treats is a little plain yogurt added to a bit of feed. Also, it is good to add additional baby sized chick grit if you add solid treats.

    You can use the feed itself to help them learn to trust you and come to you, if you wish. Put a bit in your hand and lay your hand on the floor of the brooder, and wait til they get curious, which they will.
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I don't give them anything else but starter while they are brooding. They don't need grit if you only supply starter feed. After the 4 weeks or so of brooding they go outside and will be finding their own grit, be eating bugs, grass and that's when I give them treats or a few table scraps.

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