Treats for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mustangsaguaro, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious when can you start giving treats (i.e veggies, fruits, etc) to baby chicks? How old should they be?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't treat until they are at least 4 weeks old. Usually I start by mixing my hommade yogurt with some of the starter feed.
     
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine were chicks I gave them meal worms. If you plan on keeping them as non-meat birds and want them to be hand tame this is a good way to do it [​IMG] The would run right up to me to ge the wriggling worm from my fingers!
     
  4. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have to wait 4 weeks!

    ahhhh man!

    i was hopeing to give them some old rice chex.... or some left over noodles....
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    They're so little you want them to eat all good stuff, and I also let them eat bugs and stuff from around 3 or 4 weeks..... mine got grasshoppers! [​IMG]
     

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