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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

    Jan 24, 2013
    Chicken Wonderland
    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

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    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.

  3. jhabaa1

    jhabaa1 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2012
    Dickinson, TX
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Mine go crazy for pieces of bread at about 4 weeks....
  5. Moni

    Moni Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2013
    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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