What sort of treats should I give my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MoonGoddess, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. MoonGoddess

    MoonGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone on here (I forgot who. *looks sheepish* ) mentioned that my chicks would really warm up to us by giving them treats.
    I forgot to ask earlier...uh, what sort of treats do you give chicks. [​IMG]
    ~Jenn
     
  2. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard boiled egg, grapes, bread, watermelon, a bit of grass...there's lots of things you can give them. Chicks don't really need treats at all...you can try offering them some of their starter from your hand. Be sure to provide grit if you do offer treats of any kind.

    I remember reading a huge thread on this topic although I cannot remember the title of it. Try searching 'treats'- maybe you'll be able to find it. There was a link included in one of the posts that pointed to a very long list of suitable things (as well as unsuitable) things for chicks.
     
  3. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a grit made specificly made for chicks, if so, how much should i give them?
     
  4. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They make it for chicks. You just need to put some in their feed or a bowl just for grit. You could just put some dirt in the brooder. They would get some grit out of it.
     
  5. MoonGoddess

    MoonGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a dish in with the chicks that has sand and occasionally some garden dirt in it. they seem to really enjoy picking through the dirt for 'treasures'.
     
  7. Claire_Bear

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    so just any dirt would do? should it be fine or "chunky" lol
     
  8. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any dirt will have grit in it. It doesn't matter what kind of dirt it is.
     
  9. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick starter has enough grit in it for them to digest the starter. You only need to offer grit if you're offering treats [​IMG]. I've heard play sand works, too. Actually, very humousy rich garden soil with a lot of organic matter in it doesn't work very well. It's the tiny little rocky bits that do the trick. Usually the birds can pick out the parts they need, though, but for chicks I like to play it safe and offer them little that they won't benefit from.

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  10. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL..I only wish that described my garden soil!!
     

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