When is a good time for treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Elissa, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Elissa

    Elissa Out Of The Brooder

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    I just brought home my babies... about 4 days old. When can I introduce treats like dried mealworms? (I saw two chicks fighting over a piece of poo that looked like a mealworm, till they realized it was poo, LOL)
     
  2. we give them treats when ever, eggs, lettuce etc, cause any age they will fight over food and play keep away so as long as they can eat it, theres no harm

    sorry if i wrong
     
  3. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I usually wait a couple weeks and then just a little. I read just recently if you give food other then chick food you need to give them chick grit or they will have trouble passing their food.
     
  4. ya sorry,i had a feeling we were wrong
     
  5. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it also depends on what you are treating them with, mealworms is probably fine, scrambled eggs, I give the left over wet cat food every morning but thats maybe a tablespoon between 8 chicks, I just had one having trouble pooping, very runny so I gave apple cider vinegar with the mother in it and grit, cleared it right up.
     

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