veggies and fruits

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

  1. lyanri

    lyanri New Egg

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    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:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
     

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