when can I start to feed scraps?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by geegee, May 4, 2009.

  1. geegee

    geegee Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2009
    My flock of RIR are 6 weeks old now.I need to know when I can start feeding scraps from the table and what is best to start with.Thanks:D
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not yet!

    Wait until your girls are much bigger and be very careful they don;t get many, they need the protein level from the commercial feed to develop normally.[​IMG]
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Chicks are pretty single-minded about their feed. Lettuce can be of interest early on but lowering protein levels shouldn't come too soon, as Lynne says.

    Along about 8 weeks, they start to become teen-age adventuresome. Now they are willing to try new tastes and big enuf to break things up - some. You've got to be in control, however. At 8 weeks they may look fairly big but they've still got months and months of growing to do.


    edited to say: Welcome to BYC, geegee [​IMG] !
    Last edited: May 4, 2009

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