treats for chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dumplingirl, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    what are some good treats maybe homemade treats just some ideas....I give the rice and leftover oatmeal to them[​IMG][​IMG]
    sorry I didn't mean to dospoiler
     
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Mine are quite spoiled, I cook extra eggs for them. They like raisins, lettuce, fresh basil, watermelon, cantaloupe . Cheese is a favorite but causes loose poops. Hot dogs, but they don't care for all beef ones. But their absolute favorite is dried mealy worms…and they like them better if hand fed!
     
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    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you any more ideas I have 32 chicks maybe some winter treats
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Mine love almost all green leafy veggies..gonna grow some lettuce and spinach for them.
     
  5. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine love all leafy greens, especially kale. I just tried popcorn (air pop, no salt or oil) and they didn't care for it. Doesn't mean they didn't eventually eat it though! They haven't cared much for fruits either or tomato-- but last nite they did seem more excited over tomato. Of course, dried meal worms make them INSANE to the point I'm scared to show them what I have when I walk into the run! But they are young and I don't want to give more than a little taste of a treat once each day. I feel that the greens are good for them though, so they get some nearly every day (they have no access to growing fodder in the run). But at 10 weeks, they want me to chop everything up for them pretty small..... is that normal? Maybe at their age?
     
  6. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    Dandelion greens, my chickens love them. They are free here and grow everywhere and full of vitamins. I work at a dairy plant that makes cottage cheese, my birds love it and I've never noticed their poops being any runnier than usual. Mine love watermelon.
     

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