When can I start giving the chicks an occassional treat?

donnap1967

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Mar 15, 2008
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This is my first time raising chicks. They are currently almost 2 weeks old. Right now I am giving them just their chick feed.

At what age can you start to introduce treats into a chicks diet?
 

Rte.66_chicks

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11 Years
Feb 22, 2008
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Kingman, AZ
I'm not really sure, but mine that are 1-2 weeks old LOVE mealworms, and my afternoon entertainment is to feed them a few and watch the chasing and tug-of-war that ensues. Beats TV anytime.
 
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newnanchic

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12 Years
Jan 3, 2008
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Newnan, Georgia
Mine are 2 weeks old yersterday. And i gave them 2 chopped up boiled eggs.... and boy oh boy did they have a field day with them so yersterday I gave them a little bit of sand and they tore it up!!!! I have 18 babies
 

Ron

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11 Years
Feb 22, 2008
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Southeast Texas
I planted wheat in a planter box and when it was an inch or two trimmed it and gave the trimmings to my 2-week olds and they loved it. After another week I cut the wheat sod and gave them the sod piece and they loved scratching in the dirt to get to the seed part. Now they are 5+ weeks and are crazy about the Lacinato kale leaves I give them. I am careful to make it a treat and not feed too much of it. Didtto for Swiss chard: they love it!
 

DLS

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11 Years
Mar 15, 2008
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100 miles SOUTH of Atlanta
Mine are 5 days old & I put wheat heads in a pile they are green with a few small leaves . they love to pick & play with it I think it is just something to to get them off the roost & play
 

MissChessy

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12 Years
Sep 24, 2007
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Mine are 7 weeks old. I bought some oatmeal off the clearance bin at our local grocery store for 50 cents, yes a huge tub of oatmeal for 50 cents! I mixed the oatmeal in with their feed, and man did I have a feeding frenzy! They went after that oatmeal like crazy.
 

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