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table scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AGuyWithSomeHen, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. AGuyWithSomeHen

    AGuyWithSomeHen Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens are just now a month old. I was looking at you tube videos today and saw one where the farmer was giving month old chicks broccoli. I had been led to believe that they shouldn't get any table scraps this young. is it actually ok?
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Feeding them table scraps at this age is fine. I start giving my chicks things like scrambled eggs, meal worms, grass clumps and yogurt when under a week old.
    Just make sure you don't over feed them, for example its best to only give them the amount they can completely clean up in under ten minutes. Hope this helps!
     
  3. AGuyWithSomeHen

    AGuyWithSomeHen Out Of The Brooder

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    safe to give them give them grit as well then I would assume.
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make sure grit is also available.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are willing and able to eat it they should be fine.
     
  7. AGuyWithSomeHen

    AGuyWithSomeHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Some grit and a hard boiled egg.. plus the weather was really nice so they got to spend an hour out in the run. The girls had a big day today. :)
     
  8. shadycreekranch

    shadycreekranch Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 4 weeks. Gave them a bit of Mac n cheese today. They loved it. Also gave them pizza crust, chunk of tomato and a few chunks of pear. Plus grit and chick mash.
     

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