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When can I start giving treats???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nuggetsowner:), Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thaks Josie, I just wasn't sure.
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. [​IMG]
     

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