Treats for day olds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by willkatdawson, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Can day old chicks have some clover leaves or clover blossom? I guess if they were with a hen they would be around all sorts of greens. Any advice?
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Ours liked oatmeal real well just don't make it w/ milk
  3. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    I was wondering about this too. By the way, cute avatar.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  4. TNtrader

    TNtrader In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2008
    The best treat for day olds is boiled eggs. Boil them and break them up a little and watch them scatch and be happy. It also gives them a real healthy start.
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    I wouldn't give them anything but chick starter and fresh water for the first week or two, then they can have the cooked egg, bits of noodles, clover, etc.
    Make sure you give them dirt or sand for chick grit when you start the treats.
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    My mom hens seem to keep their babies in the coop for at least a week before taking them out. I take from that to feed them nothing but starter during that week, after a week a couple of treats should be ok, best if you can make them a little outdoor run area to scratch around in for a couple of hours a day, to eat dirt/grit and a few little treats.

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