what can I feed 'em?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mirandamommy, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I have had my first backyard flock of americanas and rhode island reds for 1 week. They seem to be doing well. Can I give them anything for a treat such as fruits or veggies? They are eating chick starter, but I wanted to give them something special. Also, they are starting to scratch and peck at the bottom of their box. Should I put in a piece of sod? I read this somewhere online. I would appreciate the input of you veteran chicken mommies/daddies. Thanks!
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    how old are they? Fruits and veggies are ok. I heard garlic, onions and citrus make the eggs tasste weird but they never get them anyway. watermelon and banana are good. careful not to give them anything to salty.
     
  3. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 3 weeks old.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok. you can also mix up, cooked plain oatmeal, yougurt and hardboiled egg. mix it all up and the babies love that. sometimes I mix in bananas. When I first tried it they where so scared of it. now they pig out on it
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    All they need is their starter/grower and fresh water 24/7................
     
  6. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a great permanent treats thread somewhere on the forum..I think under frequently asked questions, but it may be under the Feeding Time heading. If you can find it, it has great info on it.
     
  7. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone know are cheerios okay for chicks?
    I gave them a few and they had a blast chasing each other over them. They each had one, maybe they thought the flavors were different.

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    I moved them onto straight pine shavings today and they loved it! Now they can be chickens and scratch!

    Teddi
     

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