Sprouted lentils for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cklass90, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Cklass90

    Cklass90 Chirping

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    Ok so I know these are good for chickens but what about chicks? Mine are 2 weeks old and seem bored already. It's too cold for them to go outside so I thought about hiding some sprouted lentils in their wood shavings for them to find. Anyone know how soon chicks can have treats like that?
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Not if they don't have any grit or access to small rocks type stuff

    I like to bring in a plug of dirt with grass and roots attached. It provides great entertainment, a little grit, and some immunity to the microbes in your soil before going out full time. :)

    We also add colorful paintings (or marker pictures) with polka dots to the walls of the brooder or even paper towel or toilet paper rolls with dots to encourage/satisfy pecking behavior. My chicks wake up and go to work hammering all day. :p

    I do love sprouting! And the chooks do seem to love both sprouts and fodder. Best wishes. :pop
     
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  3. Cklass90

    Cklass90 Chirping

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    I love the idea of bringing in a thing of dirt I'm going to do that right away!!!!
     
  4. Cklass90

    Cklass90 Chirping

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    What if they have chick grit? Can they have the lentils then?
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    I don't see why not, within reason amount wise. :confused:
     

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