What do you feed your chicks.? :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SammileeChickie, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can you feed baby chicks.? I wanted to know if I can give my chicks baked sweet potato, I don't have grit for them though. What else can you feed chicks if you don't supply grit.?
     
  2. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fed a commercial chick starter or starter/grower (e.g., Purina start and grow). I wouldn't recommend feeding them "treats" until they are at least 4-6 weeks old, as they're growing really fast and need the nutritional balance in their chick feed. Mashed hard-boiled or scrambled eggs can be fed without grit.
     
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  3. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay :) I was just wondering if I can feed them a treat, but I will wait till they are over six weeks before I start giving them something else besides commercial food.
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given very young chicks mashed hard boiled or scrambled eggs, as this is a healthy, complete food. After all, it's what they lived on for 21 days in the shell, [​IMG] but limit this to no more than 10% of their feed.

    Enjoy your baby chicks. They grow really fast!
     

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