treats for chicks..when?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandapanda3186, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chirping

    Mar 27, 2011
    southwest Michigan
    Just wondering at what age you can start to give treats. And what is best. I know chickens eat pretty much any and all scrap food but what is a common favorite? Also is there anything to avoid? Chicks are only 2 days old..but just trying to prepare [​IMG]

  2. Yoko

    Yoko Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
  3. sunshineyarns

    sunshineyarns Songster

    Mar 23, 2011
    I started giving ours yogurt and mealworms somewhere during the 1-2 weeks... they love both! I just brought home some crickets the other day too and they loved that even more! I'd say for for it! Petco/Petsmart has Mealworms in the fridge--- you can ask and they grab you some/show you where they are. They even have small mealworms, which is what I started mine out on.

    I still need to figure out why mine haven't had a taste for any veg yet! I've tried them on apple, grapes, spinach, strawberries, carrots and they turn their nose up at it! I'll keep trying --- They have had access to dirt/grit, as I put some fresh sand/dirt in the brooder here and there.

    Good luck!

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