Treat Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Daisyjaye, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Daisyjaye

    Daisyjaye Out Of The Brooder

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    I see everyone saying cooked pasta, but can it be whole grain pasta? Thats all I have. I can buy regular though. Also how old do they have to be to eat oatmeal. My older chickens love it!!
     
  2. mariel37

    mariel37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oatmeal? raw or cooked? (I know - stupid newbie question!)
     
  3. Daisyjaye

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    I cooked it for them. They loved it when it was cold out. They really loved the raisins when I put them in.
     
  4. sjmarshall87

    sjmarshall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new to chickens as well and I have baby RIR's that I have already given raw oatmeal to. I've done ALOT of research and havent seen anything in regards to an age limit on treats. they seemed to have handled it fine.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Any pasta is OK

    Same with oatmeal

    Imp
     
  6. lamNervousNellie

    lamNervousNellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I have to add is that if you're feeding your babies treats, you should also be giving them grit. They even have chick grit at most feed stores. [​IMG] It just helps to aid with digestion. I mix it in with my feed but you can also offer it on the side and they'll eat it. Sometimes I trick them and feed it to them right out of my hand [​IMG]
     
  7. Daisyjaye

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    I have been giving them all grit, they like that much better then their food lol.
     
  8. lamNervousNellie

    lamNervousNellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I forgot.. most chickens LOVE scrambled eggs! I break mine up into really small bits for my chicks and leave bigger pieces for my adults. [​IMG]
     
  9. lamNervousNellie

    lamNervousNellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Isn't it funny how they will gobble up grit! I never thought they'd eat it plain but they do!
     
  10. Daisyjaye

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    I made scrambled eggs for the first time last week. We had some sick chicks arrive and I was trying anything. They wouldnt eat them so I offered them up to the older babies, and they went crazy. Some of them would even take it out of my hand!
     

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