strawberries?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TLWR, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a huge thing of strawberries and I don't think the big ones have great flavor. Before I just give those to the dogs, would 3 week old chicks enjoy a strawberry?
    They are on sand, so do I need to provide grit?
     
  2. kaiserchief32

    kaiserchief32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard that fruit will make a laying hen stop laying for awhile.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Not true and irrelevant to the question.

    Dip your giant strawberries in chocolate and they'll taste better. Or give them to a neighbor. A 3-week chick might eat a little but it's not a great idea to give fruit that may cause diarrhea in any sort of quantity.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave them a tiny bit. They loved it. Dogs got the rest.
    The smaller strawberries (and by smaller they were still large) went in chocolate for a late birthday lunch.
     

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