Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kansas_twister, May 27, 2007.

  1. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    s.w. kansas
    it's hard enough that i can't get my kids to veggies but now the chicks???? i have thrown all sorts of goodies in and they wont eat them..potatoe skins , carret peels, strawberry tops....they wont eat it? why???????????/
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    First, how old are the chicks ? Their main food should be chick starter with a few treats every now and then. If not on dirt, they need a little grit to go with the treats. Also, please don't feed them potato skins. They sometimes have toxins in them.

    Instead of giving them a variety of stuff in at once, try one veggie at a time. I find that if it stays in the pen for a day, it eventually gets eaten. The next time I give them the same thing, it gets gobbled up fast.

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