What age for treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by In2Ice, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. In2Ice

    In2Ice Chirping

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    At what age can you start introducing treats like tomatos, strawberries, oats etc. I have 4, 7 week old chicks and would like to start giving them fresh veggies etc.
     

  2. Tressa27884

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    the first treats I gave my babies were cut up worms from the garden. They were fully feathered by then - and I don't remember how old they were. You may try a very small amount of yogurt or oatmeal as a first treat. I wouldn't start with watery fruits and vegetables yet, but you can give small amounts of other stuff.
     
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    They are old enough. Just make sure they have access to grit.
     
  4. jomoncon

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    My chicks were about 3 weeks old when I gave then their first treat - cut up fried chicken! They gobbled it right down. But like Gallo del Cielo, said, make sure they have some grit.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Once I ran out of chick starter right before a big batch of chicks was due to hatch, I fed them scrambled/boiled egg for a couple of days. Did great. I feed treats to them as day old. Only certain things such as scrambled, and boiled eggs and sometimes greens.

    ~ Aspen
     
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  7. jennyg

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    you are kidding right? Mine are five weeks old and the past 5 days I started giving them everything their firat treat was 3 weeks, watermelon. Tgey hust now startibg pecking salads, kale. They eat everything lol ... I do not feed them.meat though
     
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  8. jomoncon

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    Chickens are not vegetarians. Ever see a chicken go after, catch & eat a mouse - or a snake? Bugs, worms, insects are meat.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Which is why I find the whole "fed an all natural VEGETARIAN diet" claims that are the new thing with poultry producers (big retail) so funny
     
  10. jomoncon

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    My last biggest laugh in the grocery was "vegetarian" eggs!
     

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