When can I feed them a nightcrawler?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Majikthise, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Majikthise

    Majikthise Out Of The Brooder

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    I have week old chicks, and I also have some nightcrawlers for my large chickens. When can they start eating them?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Now if you like. I don't add any extra than starter when brooding.

    I start the worms and bugs as soon as they are outside at 4 weeks.
     
  3. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not be in a hurry to feed them (chicks) earthworms or nightcrawlers as they are known to carry the gapeworm and cocci. Of course once they out in the run or free range they will have access to them. I just keep them on the proper feed and a few vegi treats while in the brooder.
     

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