when do you start feeding the chicks other foods

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henlady777, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed small amounts of treats and chick grit after they're a week old. Finely diced herbs, greens, sesame seeds, flax seeds, sprouts, etc.
     
  3. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are 4-3 weeks
    I started them on Romaine lettuce thistle seed and grit
    I was wondering about meal worms
     
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    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, mealworms and other insects are fine. Just match the sizes to the chicks (i.e. don't give gigantic bugs that might be unable to move out of ithe crop). I gave flightless fruit flies to my 1 week olds, and as they grew added 1/4" crickets, small mealworms, and about 3 weeks old I started using waxworms to train them to be handled.
     

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