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

LadwoodFarm

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 2, 2011
27
1
94
I know potato and avocado skins are off-limits, but can 3week old chicks have corn, strawberries, other veggie scraps?
 

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
5,492
99
268
MN
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.
 

billfields

Songster
10 Years
Aug 29, 2009
457
11
144
East Tennessee
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
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
 

5chicks4us

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 30, 2011
74
1
31
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.
 

stcroixusvi

Songster
8 Years
May 5, 2011
782
48
166
Western NC
My Coop
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....
 

Moonkit

Songster
8 Years
Apr 20, 2011
493
23
121
Richardson, Texas
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.
 

kara_leigh

Songster
8 Years
May 3, 2011
442
10
113
Bradleyville, MO
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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