When can I start giving treats???

Nuggetsowner:)

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12 Years
Aug 2, 2007
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At what age can you introduce "treats" and what treats would be best to start with?? My chicks are eating out of our hands, the whole family! I would like to reward them with a little treat but I am not sure if it is ok yet. Thanks in advance!!
 

Josie

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I start giving treats around 2 weeks. Mainly grass, weeds, and alfalfa, but sometimes bread. I bet that you could start earlier.
 

Josie

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If you brood strictly indoors, you might want to throw in a dish with dirt in it. They can play, bath, and pickup some grit. It is fun to watch too.
 

airmom1c05

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11 Years
Feb 3, 2008
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You have to provide them with grit if you give them anything other than their chick starter/grower food. Bread makes their poo runny, so give in moderation. Parakeet grit that you can buy at WalMart is smaller than regular chicken grit. I would give very finely chopped apple without the peeling to young chicks; again, in moderation. Very small bites of Romaine lettuce is good, too.
 

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