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Veggies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Madjohn85, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Madjohn85

    Madjohn85 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have heard it say that chickens will eat anything. Which sounds a lot like my beagles.

    Let me back-track for a second. I belong to an organic fruits and vegetable co-op. I was helping distribute the produce this morning and saw how they put aside the 'not almost perfect' produce, such as kale, lettuce, zuccini, ect. I asked her what she was going to do with it and she said, probably let it compost in her yeard an dmaybe some wild animals will get it. I asked her if I could have it for our rabbit and she was excited. Then I told her I also had chickens and she almost flipped out with joy.

    I was wondering, can I throw some of this produce, not a lot, just a little at a time to my almost 6 week old chicks?

    When do you people give the chickens scraps?

    They have been on starter this whole time and that's it.
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barred Plymoth Rocks started eating kitchen scraps at 2 weeks. They will eat anything at any age.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I give finely chopped veggies to my chicks, from the time I get them~ 2 days old.

    For 6 weeks old I'd just make sure the vegies are not too large and provide grit, so they can digest it.

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  4. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can give your adult bird scraps at any time. Just make sure they have gravel or grout too. As far as babies, I started giving them tiny pieces of table scraps at about 3 weeks. Soft stuff mostly.
     
  5. Chickaroos

    Chickaroos Out Of The Brooder

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    I started giving my babies veggie scraps around 2 weeks old. They LOVE grapes, apples and go seriously crazy for bananas! Its adorable! Since then (they are 6 weeks old now) they have had raw broccoli, romaine and a lot of green trimmings from veggies. (strawberry tops, carrot tops, celery leaves)
     

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