When should you start giving you chicks treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4BOWChickens, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. 4BOWChickens

    4BOWChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you give week old chicks treats? What would you give them? What are your chicks favorite treats? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I generally do not give chicks under 4 weeks old any treats since chicks need to GROW.
    A good chick starter feed is all they need during this time.
    If you have to give them something other than their starter, a hard boiled egg yolk would be fine.
    If you feed them anything that would require "chewing," then you must also provide them with chick grit.

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  3. jhabaa1

    jhabaa1 Out Of The Brooder

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    At 3-4 weeks, I start to give mine a small amount , but you gotta include the grit if they get too much.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mine go crazy for pieces of bread at about 4 weeks....
     
  5. Moni

    Moni Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed my chicks boiled egg everyday or every other day starting at about 2 weeks old. It seems to make them feather out faster and they love it!! Its hilarious to watch them chase each other around. It also gives my mother hen a treat and I'm sure she is grateful for it after having to eat chick starter everyday
     
  6. At the age of 1 week I would give them scrambled eggs. They LOVE scrambled eggs!
     

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