What table scraps can I start giving my 5-6 week old girls

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BYOChickens, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2010
    I just moved the girls outside to the chicken coop and am wondering what treats I can start giving the girls? Do I need to chop it up or just throw it in as it is falls. Lettuce, tomatos, what eles. Thanks. They seem very happy to be in the new house.
  2. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2010
    Anything goes???
  3. un-named

    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    try 'food' or 'treats' in the search engine... there are some harmful things you should know about. I think raw potatoes or peels is one.
  4. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I generally chop up the treats or table scraps to the size of raw oatmeal for young chicks. Yes, even my older chickens get their treats cut into bite-sized pieces. I don't want anyone choking.
    Peas & carrots, cabbage, apples are some of my flock's favorite treats. Mini bites of COOKED meat, bacon, ham, burger, fish.
  5. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 7, 2011
    SE Wis
    Quote:You are correct, as are raw beans. They are toxic unless cooked for a minimum of 10 minutes.
    Most other fruits & veggies are good. Mine go nuts for bread, the softer, the better. Spoiled little fuzz balls..[​IMG]
    Bananas, cooked, crumbled eggs, oatmeal, lettuce or other greens.
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