What else can I feed these babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by terry's chicks, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. terry's chicks

    terry's chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2011
    They are almost 2 weeks old, 26 of them all seem ravenous, eatting lots of chick starter, probably at least 2-3 cups day, seems like I constantly refill their feeders (no, they never run out) I give them 2 hard boiled smashed egs twice a day, devore it in 5-10 min. very active and growing like crazy. They get grit sprinkled around, maybe a handfull a day. Just seems like they want more to eat????? Is there anything safely I can give them or just quit worrying?
  2. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Lettuce, yogurt, spinach, grain treats. Im sure there are lots more things, but this is what I give.
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Cut up grapes and oranges go over well with mine. So does cabbage.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Time to look at the BYC treats chart: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart

    are little eating machines. They look different to me every day, too, as they grow so fast. Even at 7 weeks or so I am amazed every time I go outside and see my little ones.

    Treats are fine but don't overdo. A guideline I often see is not over 10% of their daily intake. This is so they don't get shorted on things like vitamins and minerals in their feed.

    It's normal, really. Just fill the feeders, as you have been, and enjoy.

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