When is it safe to start?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GSDBESTK9, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. GSDBESTK9

    GSDBESTK9 Chirping

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    So my chicks are 1 week old, when is it safe to start feeding them things like rice, spagghetty, cheese, etc.
     

  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    I personally wait until at least 2-3 months old, then it's healthy snacks like fresh alfalfa sprouts, fruit, oats, grass, weeds, worms, sunflower seeds, ect... Make sure they have access to grit to break down the different foods.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    You should give them more of a nutritional kind of snack. You can try yogurt and oatmeal, make sure you give baby grit too. I use meal worms for my more flighty chicks. A momma hen will have her babies foraging within a week after hatching. Get the mealworms loads of fun.
    Michele
     
  4. GSDBESTK9

    GSDBESTK9 Chirping

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    Ok I just bought Grit but the bag says to not feed it till they are 8 weeks old???

    Also while there I got dried worms, is this safe to give one week old chicks???

    Thanks for your help!
     

  5. Jakoda

    Jakoda Songster

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    carolina, I just joined to:) Glad you did, and will follow your questions as well..Need all the info I can get on baby chickens:)
     
  6. GSDBESTK9

    GSDBESTK9 Chirping

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    Great to see you here! I've learned a lot since I joined. :)
     

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