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when to feed table scraps?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roxannemc, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read you can feed yur chickens table scraps..what age can you start ?
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everybody does it different. Me I only feed my chicks medicated chick starter for the first 8 weeks.Then give them treats. Mine live on the ground & its real sandy here so I've never used grit but you probably need to add some grit before feeding table scraps.
     
  3. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, they are in my bathroom now so all they have access to is pine shavings
    Unless they peck on the grout in my tile..(They havent done this yet)..but i will wait until 8 weeks.
    Dont want to kill them off right away being dumb.
     
  4. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine chick grit and started treats at 3 weeks old. They love the Happy Hens dried mealworms. They also get BOSS ( blac oil sunflower seeds) and lots of finely chopped up greens. They dont like bananas and apples but I've read most chickens do!
     
  5. BrianPhase90

    BrianPhase90 New Egg

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    I did buy some grit awhile back and my chicks did use it... But I free range them now, and there is plenty of little rocks and whatnot. Is this a suitable alternative? Or do I need to still be providing grit?
     
  6. twisted troy

    twisted troy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've not used grit ever since I started free ranging and have never had a problem. I assume it probably depends on the terrain.....or maybe not?
     
  7. chickengigi

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    I have 2 rhode island reds 1 leghorn(the others met a dog and crow). They love mealy worms they eat apples cantelope, lettuce, strawberries, egg shells, grape leaves and grapes.
    I also have 3 bard rock chicks who eat the grape leaves and grapes. haven't given them too much other their regular grow food yet.
     

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