veggies and fruits

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyanri, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. lyanri

    lyanri New Egg

    Apr 7, 2011
    How old do my chicks need to be before I can start adding veggies and fruits to their diet or as a treat?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

    It's really a matter of opinion. I gave mine, which I bought yesterday, a little scrambled egg today. Some people say to wait a couple of weeks.

    The thing to be careful about is, it is usually recommended not to let treats exceed 10% of what they eat in a day -- or, no more than what they will eat in 10 or 15 minutes. And they need a little fine grit or sand to help them grind anything with texture, which would be most veggies.

    Perhaps you'd like to look at the BYC treats chart:

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