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Treats for 7 week olds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DebB11, May 13, 2011.

  1. DebB11

    DebB11 Chirping

    Mar 21, 2011
    What kind of treats will my 7 week old chickens like? what is it ok to give them at their age? Anything I should avoid? How often should I offer it?

  2. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Western WI
    So far mine have had plain yogurt sprinkled with feed (wear a raincoat!), zucchini (BIG hit!), meal worms (worth video taping!), and green beans (less enthusiasm). Chicken wild rice soup and cooked/cooled oatmeal were fan favorites. Tomatoes had a mild reception similar to the green beans. I've heard no citrus, avocados, or green potato peels.

    ETA: I give small amounts of treats every couple days. I want them eating mostly feed until they're all grown up.
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. flowerhippie

    flowerhippie In the Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    I use a 5 way scratch in all of my bird yards, my geese love it also. I begin at a few days old I use a coffee grinder to make the grain break down to digest in the chicks gizzard, surprisingly enough grit and oyster shell is a welcome treat. I will include this in the diet daily it helps production in the egg laying adding extra vitamins to the eggs I eat and contributes to the taste of egg layers and meat birds when I bring the food to the table. When giving table scraps you can give potato peel if only cooked before feeding to the flock.
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Seven week olds can have just about anything adult birds can, in moderation. Just make sure they have access to grit; either that they find on their own or provided for them.

    The reason I say this... I have week old chicks free ranging with the flock. They are eating everything the adult birds eat, including gamebird feed (what I use in place of traditional scratch, healthier for them) and they are thriving. Mama Hen has shown them how to find "grit", I've watched her.

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