week old chicks and dry leaves...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jen4, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    So I read on here somewhere you can give your chicks leaves to play with... do they eat them? Will it hurt them.... can I put some in with them, I dont have any grit, dont know if that matters or not.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How old are they? Yes they will eat them, so it depends on how old they whether I say yea no nay....
     
  3. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say nay too...
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    They are only a week old
     
  5. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bo had her chick out and about in the run at 1 week old in 30 degree temps. if she picks up something she shouldn't have momma takes it right away from her.
     
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  6. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put leaves in with mine and they did not eat them, just played with them. So I guess it depends on the chi cks.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would wait until they are 3-4 weeks. After that it is ok if they eat them.
     
  8. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thanks everybody
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My chicks just scratched around in them. I didn't notice them eating any of the leaves.
     
  10. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are dried leaves that have been lying around they will probably have little bugs on them. I wait until they are about 3 weeks or so and will eat the bugs before they crawl off into the brooder somewhere. If they are green--I would worry about them eating too many greens and getting runs, wait until they are older.
     

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