treats for chicks and chickens.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SLWyandotte, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. SLWyandotte

    SLWyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2011
    Chatom, Alabama
    i saw a list of do's and don'ts around here somewhere, but i can't find it again. can anyone post the link here or copy and paste it. or just list everything they can eat and that is poisonous that we eat. my chicks have grit so thats not a problem. now if i could stop them from dust baithing in it. it's cute but it gets everywhere and wastes it. thanks
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    1,498
    15
    163
    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    Giving treats to older chickens like 12-14 weeks and up is fine in Moderation. Now on the other hand I feed my chicks chick starter using 1 medicated bag first 40lbs about 3 weeks per bag and then using non medicated feed there after! I do not recommend feeding them treats at a young age(under 12 weeks). This is sort of the same as feeding a week old baby regular food causing problems digesting the food(Pasty Butt). I start throwing them some scratch around 12 weeks or so. Just very little a day!


    Nate
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    15,958
    38
    323
    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I give my day/week/month old chicks Scrambled/Boiled eggs, wet mash, and other goodies!
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    17,601
    752
    416
    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Treats at any age are unnecessary if a balanced commercial feed is given. However if you must, you must. Be sure to have a constant supply of insoluble grit available.
     
  5. h8snags

    h8snags Chillin' With My Peeps

    136
    0
    92
    Feb 23, 2011
    Murray, UT
    Quote:Thank you so much for this link!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    236
    0
    119
    Feb 1, 2009
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    I feed only chick starter for about the first two weeks. Then I start to introduce the to "treats", the way I see it these so called "treats" are what they would be eating with a free ranging Ma ma raising them. Nothing is funnier than two week old chicks chasing small crickets around the brooder. They of course get chick grit with their feed.
     
  7. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

    672
    34
    151
    Sep 18, 2010
    Cypress, TX
    The last couple of days, I've been giving my group of 14 two boiled egg yolks, mashed up. The first day, it took a while before they started eating. Tonight, I came in with my "chick chick chick, treat!" call and before I had gotten the dish over the wall of the brooder, they were rushing me! I had 4 perched on the dish chowing down as I lowered it to the ground to the rest of the swarm. [​IMG] Ha, they really love it.
     
  8. Paraclete

    Paraclete Out Of The Brooder

    99
    0
    29
    Mar 11, 2011
    Norco
    Quote:Yeah, i give my little chicks worms and grubs I find while doing yard work as treats, funniest thing is seeing a swarm of fuzzy running around chasing whoever has the worm. My big girls love those big white grubs we get out in SOCAL, think they turn into green beetles or something.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by