Treats suitable for 6 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by StarStruck203, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 In the Brooder

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    what treats are suitable to give my chicks?

    iv read the charts that say what they like, but what is alright for ones this young?
    any creative ideas or different foods you can give em?

    thanks! [​IMG]
     

  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    mealworms are always a big hit and crickets, have your camera ready! also, mine like noodles- and bits of toast, also if you can get some outside dirt, but it in a box and let them dust, they love that too..[​IMG]
     
  3. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 In the Brooder

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    i gave them; apple slices, carrot slices, and some warm oatmeal.

    oatmeal definatly won tonight. expecially with the BRs. greedy little stinkers. [​IMG]
     
  4. johny

    johny Songster

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    Be sure they have a supply of grit.

    Mine started off with spinach and strawberries from the garden last summer.
    I diced it worrying about them choking on big bits.

    I would not waste my time on dicing up food any more. They'll tear off bites they can deal with and if they are too big they'll spit them and and bite them in half. Unless another bird steals it from them first.
     

  5. math ace

    math ace Crowing

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    I give mine tiny pieces of bread !
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chopped hard boiled egg. Plain, non-fat yogurt. Millet seed pods - the kind you buy for parakeets, be sure and remove the stalk first!
     

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