Special food

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenoodle#4, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Chickenoodle#4

    Chickenoodle#4 New Egg

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    Can you give baby chicks fresh fruit or veggies for something eat besides chick starter? If so what would they like. Does anyone give vitamins to their babies? What kind of vit. would you give and where do you buy them? Thanks
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickenoodle#4, It's best to give the peeps time to develop before offering treats that require grit to digest. Hard boiled eggs mashed with a fork, WITHOUT the egg shells ok.

    bigzio
     
  3. Chickenoodle#4

    Chickenoodle#4 New Egg

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    I'll give that a try. Thank you for your response.[​IMG]
     
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickenoodle#4 :

    Can you give baby chicks fresh fruit or veggies for something eat besides chick starter? If so what would they like. Does anyone give vitamins to their babies? What kind of vit. would you give and where do you buy them? Thanks

    If you don't have chick starter feed yet, you can feed them for a day or two on instant oatmeal, flaked infant cereal, or other whole-grain cereals. You can put whole grains (rice, wheat, barley, old-fashioned oats, anything) into the blender and blend them slightly. Do not blend completely to a powder the feed should have some "grits" in it. Leave the feed with them all the time they will stop eating when they have had enough. I will sprinkle grit on their feed as if I was salting it.​
     

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