Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farm chick 2, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. farm chick 2

    farm chick 2 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Is it okay to give treats to 1 week olds and a 2 week old? When I go in their brooder I'd like to offer a treat so they'll become used to my hand. The barred rock is very friendly, the 2 wyandottes are'nt so sure, and the mystery chick is somewhat friendly.
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    You'll get varying answers on what age is OK to offer treats. Some humans believe that since chick feed is balanced nutrition, treats should be avoided until X weeks to not upset the balance for a growing peep. Other humans are more like mama hen and start showing the chicks what is good to eat at just a couple of days old. I'm in the mama hen camp -- my babies are eating bugs like crazy because they're in an outdoor brooder with a heat lamp drawing the bugs and a hardware cloth lid letting them in. They seem to be doing just fine with a diet rich in crane flies.

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