What makes a good treat?

eggcamefirst

In the Brooder
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Mar 14, 2010
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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)?
 

Judy

Crowing
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Feb 5, 2009
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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.
 

Opa

Opa-wan Chickenobi
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May 11, 2008
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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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Pharm Girl

Songster
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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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