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Thoughts on feeding 3 week olds chopped apple?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by laceychicken, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. laceychicken

    laceychicken In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014
    How soon can I give chopped apple etc to chicks, Mine are 3 weeks old.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It is best to wait til they are about 6 weeks of age before giving treats, however if you keep this treat as a very tiny portion of their diet, it is ok. Just chop it up into very tiny pieces so they don't choke on them. You will need to add grit to their diet if you are feeding foods other than their chick starter. Just put some grit or even some silty dirt into a small cup or bowl and they will help themselves as needed

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    As early as a week you can give them soft treats such as oatmeal and egg. Once they reach 6-8 weeks they can eat other treats. Just know that most chicks won't seem interested in treats until about 10 weeks.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Why such a hurry to feed them treats?
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have been given some good advice TwoCrows and Mountain Peeps, and a good question by drumstick diva. Just be sure that the treats you give them comprise less than 10 % of their total diet or they will become fat and unhealthy. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I would recommend following 2crow's advice.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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