treats for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KathyR, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. KathyR

    KathyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen some of you give your chicks treats. My little ones are 4 weeks old, crested polish and araucanas/americanas mix. Are they to small to feed the crickets to? What are some suitable treats for them?
    Kathy
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They'll love the crickets and they will have a blast chasing the crickets and then playing keep away.
    The first two treats I offered weren't really treats at all - chopped hard boiled egg (protein) and plain yogurt (good for their gut). Always in moderation.
     
  3. KathyR

    KathyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if the crickets would be to large to swallow for chicks so young.
    Kathy
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:By the time they finish playing keep away, ripping the cricket to shreds in the process, it's small enough to swallow.
     

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