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What Treats Can 5 Week Old Babies Have?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Barry Natchitoches, May 18, 2011.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    My five week old babies go outside to live tomorrow.

    There is grass growing in their pen. Is there any reason they cannot eat that grass?

    Also, what treats can they have?

    Can they have fresh strawberries from the garden?

    What about lettuce?

    What about tomatoes (though I don't have any red ones yet, but they are a 'growin)?

  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    As long as they have grit, they can have snacks in moderation. They really need the nutrients in the chicks starter right now so don't give too much yet. They will love strawberries, grass, bugs, maybe lettuce (mine won't eat it), tuna, oatmeal, etc... [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I agree with BrattishTaz.
  4. lovebabychicks

    lovebabychicks In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2011
    I have heard that chickens that are laying eggs that if they eat fruit then they won't lay eggs for 6 weeks. I don't know if this is true or not. Does anyone know?
    I don't give my adult hens fruit....only veggies.
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  6. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Near Seattle
    mine like mealworms, yogurt, apples, melon, grass, earthworms, green beans, oatmeal, and cooked potato skins. So far.
  7. Sorin

    Sorin Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Glenfield, ny
    Grapes! Grapes and cantaloupe! My sweetest, gentlest hens will ATTACK me if I have either one of those in my hand! [​IMG] The fruit has never stopped mine form laying. Worms too! Its hilarious watching them play keep away when I throw them a worm I found!
    Last edited: May 20, 2011

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