Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by katmon5, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. katmon5

    katmon5 New Egg

    Nov 22, 2013
    Can I give my five day old chicks anything besides crumble and water ? Are they allowed to be put in the yard for a little R&R ?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yes, they can be outside briefly -- use your judgment. They can live outside with the right setup. Treats are really not necessary and can be a problem, especially this young. You change their nutritional balance when you give them, and their throats are still tiny so it's easy to give too large pieces. You can moisten a little chick feed with water or plain yougurt, but throw anything away that it doesn't eat in a few minutes.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013

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