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What "treats" can I give 3 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LadwoodFarm, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. LadwoodFarm

    LadwoodFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I know potato and avocado skins are off-limits, but can 3week old chicks have corn, strawberries, other veggie scraps?
     
  2. LadwoodFarm

    LadwoodFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I only give hard boiled egg yolk to the young ones. I put sand in it also. The older girls(11 weeks) will get a piece of homemade wheat bread, their favorite and fruit once in a while. I don't give treats often, just because my chicks seem really skinny to me.
     
  4. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try chopped up boiled egg mixed with cooked spaghetti and some finely cut greens (grass and clover are fine). Mine have been eating this since they were days old and love it. The spaghetti add the worm factor [​IMG] They are 5 weeks now and like well thawed frozen corn, tomatoes, strawberries and pretty much anything of the fruit or veggie mixed in as well but the basic egg/clover/spaghetti is still their absolute favorite
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 5chicks4us

    5chicks4us Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 week old chicks have had pineapple, yogurt, and grass (free ranging). They practically attacked me for the pineapple. I've never seen them so excited for food.
     
  7. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone here posted about putting greens in a suet cage and letting them peck at it. This has been far more successful for my 3.5 week old chicks than when I put the greens loose in the brooder. Not sure why....
     
  8. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go nuts for mealworms.. Valkyrie (one of the polish chicks) has even started conning me for extra by jumped up onto my shoulder and cheeping sweetly.
     
  9. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love quick oats. It's cut into smaller pieces than regular oatmeal, so easier for them to eat. They also love clover, grass, and this purple flower I found (looks like phlox, but was growing wild on a taller plant). My 10 week olds love grapes, maybe the younger ones would like them if they were cut up small enough. My 4 week olds don't like them, yet. I still need to try cooked spaghetti, I'll have to cook some tomorrow.
     

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