Treat question

Tdubg22

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My chicks are about two weeks old. Growing and feathering out nicely. My question is, I bought a bag of freeze dried mealworms today when I picked up a 50# bag of feed(the 8# bag didn't last long. Lol). Can I feed them mealworms now or should I wait a bit still? Not alot, just a few here and there. I also have grit, should that be offered in a bowl also? Thanks guys and gals.
 

foreverlearning

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Yes, just put some grit in a bowl on the side. They will take the grit as needed. Try not to overfeed the treats, they are kinda like potato chips in our diet.
 

Tdubg22

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Feb 28, 2014
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Thank you. Will feed sparringly. Just wanted to give them something different.
 

TwoCrows

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I would wait on the meal worms for a few weeks. The problem is that meal worms look just like chick toes and they can mistake the toes for these worms. Toe biting can become a very bad habit you will never break. After they have aged a bit, a small handful of worms each day is a great treat!
 
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