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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shalynnbrothers, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. shalynnbrothers

    shalynnbrothers Chirping

    Jan 31, 2016
    Ramona, CA
    My chicks are 6 and 7 weeks old. How often can they have treats like:
    Meal worms

    These are the only treats I've tried so far. I love giving them treats, I'm just wondering how often is it okay for them to have stuff like this?

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    IMO they can have all the above. Just limit the daily intake to no more than 10% of their diet and provide grit for them.
    Another tip...I find that my chickens have always loved "wet food". I put chick starter (in my case their regular poultry crumbles) in a bowl, add warm water, chop up some of their goodies finely, mix it in and put it on paper plates or a bowl that you will feed them out of. If you have several chicks, 2 plates work well. **Warning...they will scratch and sling wet food and make a mess[​IMG]
    Mine are older and laying, but they love to get "wet mash" everyday, if I make it. I use an all flock type crumble and then mix in things I have on hand, like kale, apple, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, veggies, etc. Occasionally I do mix a little vitamins in the water that I make the mash with. I do use the higher protein food, so I give them extra veggies, weeds, fruit, etc. on days that I don't do the "mash".
    I do leave their dry feed available at all times in the coop, so they think the "mash" is a total treat, but it incorporates their poultry food with goodies.
    Just my opinion[​IMG]
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