So, I've got this cantaloupe rind...and 1 week old chicks..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rambunctious, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. rambunctious

    rambunctious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I put out chick grit (which I picked up at TSC this am) can I give them cantaloupe skin (with some flesh left on!). They will be 1 week tomorrow! They are eating their FF well.
     
  2. Judy

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  3. rambunctious

    rambunctious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it! Thanks for the input.
     
  4. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if cantaloupe in particular is safe for the babies, but I know I gave my little ones last summer watermelon rinds with a bit of flesh still in them. At first they were terrified of it (they were terrified of everything [​IMG]), but when one finally got brave and tasted it they went bonkers for it and boy did they have a ball eating it and playing in it. [​IMG]
     
  5. rambunctious

    rambunctious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, here's another. I have "wild bird seed" if I put out chick grit, can I sprinkle some around as a lil treat?
     

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