What to feed chicks and when?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by black_fx_35, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. black_fx_35

    black_fx_35 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    I have 8 chicks that are 8 days old. Wondering if anyone has a list of what can be fed to them, and at what age? Not what type of food, but when should I introduce treats, insects, grass clippings, grit, etc etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. BackToMyRoots

    BackToMyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Matthews, NC
    I think the rule of thumb is to give them only scrambled and hard-boiled eggs unless they have access to grit. Then its okay to give them whatever they want as long as it's not so much that they stop eating the chick starter; they get everything they really need from their chick starter, so if we overfeed treats all the time they might be missing something. Anyone more experienced want to weigh in?

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