When to give treats to baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunne73, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sure this has been covered before but when can I start giving my chicks treats and what is good to start with? I have 4 week old silkies and 1 day old sussex's. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    mine love plain yogurt, hulled hemp seeds, and hard boiled egg yolks
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now keep this in mind treats are not always appreciated not because they do not like them but bc they are not sure what it is and have not developed a taste for it yet so you could try hard boiled or scrambled eggs. Rice Spaghetti, watermelon, pumpkin, cantaloupe, grapes cut in half yogurt, oatmeal uncooked, raisins, baby leaf lettuce, broccolli, all kinds of veggies like corn on the cob or canned corn ect... and I am sure others will chime in here. Good luck
     
  4. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 2 weeks I tried boiled egg and yogurt, no one liked it, I gave them sprouts and they LOVE them! I also have given them dried meal worms, they dont go as crazy as they do with the sprouts.

    I think you have to be sure you give them grit if you offer anything other than feed/boiled egg or yogurt.
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even tiny chicks will go after small bugs! [​IMG]
     
  6. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your silkies are certainly old enough for treats of any type. Be sure and give them some kind of grit, like sand at that age, if you intend to give something other than soft treats like pumpkin or yogurt.

    I'd wait till the sussexs' are about two weeks old before offering treats.
     

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