When can I start giving my chicks treats? And what should I give them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hansen6dad, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Hansen6dad

    Hansen6dad Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are almost 7 weeks old, I just put them into their coop last night. I will leave them in there for a few days before I open up the run to them. When can I start giving them treats, and what should I give them? I have them on non-medicated chick starter, I also heve grit, and oyster shell grit available in the coop for them. Suggestions?

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    Thanks, Hansen6dad!
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, they shouldn't have oyster shell yet. Laying hens need it for hardening the egg shells but it can damage kidney function on little cockerels and pullets too young to lay.

    At this age they can have vegetables, meal worms, oats, just about anything. Yogurt is usually a hit, as are most fruits (just no citrus, there is something in citrus that isn't good for them)
     
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  3. Hansen6dad

    Hansen6dad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will take the Oyster shell out when I get home,
     
  4. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE raisins and dried cranberries. In fact, I have to watch Ms. Frizzle now or she'll jump up and peck my painted fingernails, thinking they're a 'treat' for her!!
     

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