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What age for scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Porterfive, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Porterfive

    Porterfive Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Collinsville, MS
    Hi Everyone,
    At what age can we start feeding scratch? We have chicks, now 10 days old and they are eating starter feed.
    Just wondering what age they can start having scratch as a treat?
    Thank you.
    One of Portefive:)
  2. I think we started at about 5 weeks, maybe 6. They had just begun full day free ranging, I think, but we still put out grit for them after we began treats.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Gosh, I don't think I gave mine scratch at all till they were about 12 weeks old and only to teach them to come when called.

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