When can I give my chicks treats and what are the best ones?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueberrylu, May 6, 2009.

  1. blueberrylu

    blueberrylu Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have several sussex and bantam orpingtons chicks that are about 3 weeks old. At what age can we give them treats (they are only on chick feed right now) and what would be good treats to give them? Also--do they need grit even though they are on the chick feed and still in their indoor pen and not outside yet? Thanks
     
  2. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should make sure they have grit before you give them treats. I put some on the floor and right into their feed. I gave mine some bread ( not much), dry oatmeal, chopped up lettuce, chopped up celery, rice crispies, crushed cheerios. If you don't give them grit, they will get impacted crop and die. I let them eat treats right out of my hand and now they come running all the time. Good Luck,, Woody
     
  3. astatula

    astatula Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I saw on the chick starter feed that grit was included in the mix. Does anyone have a bag of starter feed in front of them and can correct me if I am wrong?
     
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    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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  5. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOUGURT!

    Baby chicks LOVE yougurt.

    I put a smidge of peanutbutter and very fine cooked oatmeal in it. They lick the plates when they are done!
     
  6. apostoliclady

    apostoliclady Out Of The Brooder

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    I checked on my feed, and I don't see grit in there. Is 3 weeks too young to start them on grit? If not, how soon after should I wait to give them treats?
     
  7. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But if they were outside being raised by their Mom, wouldn't they already be scratching, and eating dirt/sand/etc.? I wouldn't think grit or a pan of sand would hurt them at any age.
     
  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you give them plain yogurt or is flavored / sweetened ok?
     
  9. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    plain is best, as too much sugar can upset their little digestive systems.
     
  10. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine wont touch the stuff, they wont eat chopped up egg either....go figure:confused:

    update- Tried the egg again the next day and they went psycho over it. Still don't like yogurt though.
     
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