What makes a good treat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggcamefirst, May 28, 2011.

  1. eggcamefirst

    eggcamefirst Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have three day olds with 3 more on the way in a week. What kind of treats can they have at this age and beyond (say until about 5 weeks)?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Common first treats are a small mount of live culture plain yogurt mixed with a little of the feed or a bit of scrambled or hard boiled egg.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    If you are going to feed any that must be broken down by the "chewing" action of the crop, things like grass, grains, solid fruits & vegetables, you need to make sure that grit is introduced into their diet. The grit needs to be extremely small. I'd recommend you buy grit specifically packaged for chicks. I usually wait 3 weeks before feeding anything that falls into that category.
     
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    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love a little canned pumpkin each day. It's a soft food so I don't believe grit is needed.
     
  5. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ground whole oats (literally about 1 tablespoon) in the mini food processor and give once every few days. Makes the poo a bit less runny, at least that's the hope. I do a tiny bit of yogurt too. Mostly, they are fine and happy with the regular chick starter.
     

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