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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thewolf1039, Mar 5, 2017.
i have baby chicks that are a few days old when can i feed them some thing other then starter food
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!
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.
You've already received some good advice so I'll just say hello and have fun with your new little chicks!
X2 what NFC said and thanks for joining BYC!
Dig a little square of sod/grass from your yard and put it in there. They will love it!
G’Day from down under thewolf1039 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