what to feed baby chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thewolf1039, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2017
    i have baby chicks that are a few days old when can i feed them some thing other then starter food
  2. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    From my experience with chicks, I found that they LOVE fruits. Just remember not to give them banana peels and orange peels. It'll make them sick. If it's warm where you are you can take them outside and they like eating grass. They also like snow, too.

    Welcome to BYC!
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    They can eat just about any treat you want to give them right from the start. Broodies hens take their chicks foraging within days of hatching. Just remember that you need to give them some grit. And go sparingly on the goodies. Just a tiny bit is plenty for their little crops. They need to be filling up on their feed to support healthy growth and development.
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already received some good advice so I'll just say hello and have fun with your new little chicks!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    X2 what NFC said and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. cowboyclayt

    cowboyclayt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dig a little square of sod/grass from your yard and put it in there. They will love it! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under thewolf1039 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice, I will just wish you and your little ones all the best.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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