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When can I stop slicing and dicing?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 6chick*start, May 25, 2011.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm probably being too mother hen-ish by still dicing their treats into little tiny pieces.
    10 girls, okay maybe 1 roo, at 8/9 weeks old.
    They have been getting their lovely sliced and diced fruit and veggie treats since 2 weeks.
    They are in a good sized run all day and I supply plenty of grit.
    Still on medicated chick feed.
    Can I just maybe 1/2 things and throw them in now?
     
  2. urbanolive

    urbanolive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 3 months and I am still slicing and dicing....
     
  3. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    If it's whole veggies and fruit I would just throw it in their and let them peck it to pieces!!!
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I throw everything in whole as soon as they understand that they are treats...the veggies and fruit last way longer that way and it gives them something to do.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If you enjoy it, it doesn't hurt anything to chop it up. But yeah, you could have stopped weeks ago.
     
  6. alabamachick

    alabamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man...I'm a terrible chick mom... I never cut anything up. I just threw whole florets of broccoli, or whatever in there...
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Don't feel bad, I do it too (or don't, in this case). And you know what? I feed my kids their broccoli with the stems on also. My mother was horrified. I guess I'm a lazy mom.
     
  8. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    Quote:Don't feel bad, I do it too (or don't, in this case). And you know what? I feed my kids their broccoli with the stems on also. My mother was horrified. I guess I'm a lazy mom.

    The stems are edible so I don't see any harm in leaving them on! My kids used to call them trees!!
     
  9. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually easier for them to get bits and pieces to eat when it isn't chopped up. When they pick at something solid, they can pull away what they want from the weight of the item..when they are in small chunks, the hole chunk gets thrown around.
     
  10. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    That's what their beaks are for!!! [​IMG]
     

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