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Treats for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Starr232, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Starr232

    Starr232 New Egg

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    I just got our baby chicks and I was wondering when do I start feeding oyster shells and giving mealworms for treats?
    Thank you!!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oyster shell needs to be offered when they start laying eggs.
    IMO as far as treats go, wait a couple of days to let them get used to eating their chick starter and get acclimated, then you can start adding treats in SMALL amounts - be sure to offer grit (free choice) as well.
     
  3. Skyfire

    Skyfire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if geese have similar digestive systems to chickens, but thought you might find this useful. When I had my gosling, I gave her approved treats. However, any change to her diet, caused changes to her poop. Sometimes those changes were rather.....forceful and eye watering. I just got three baby chicks & decided to stick with their starter crumbles. Just in case!
     

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