When/What kind of treats can I feed my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CannonChicks, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. CannonChicks

    CannonChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    Hey Ya'll!

    I'd like to feed my chicks some treats. How old do they need to be and what can I give them? Also, I feel like they need to play more, is there some kind of toy or something I can do to entertain them.
  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    my girls love :

    corn , I buy them can - no salt added corn every week -
    sliced beets
    and they love for me to pick em a large basket of chick weed that they can not reach ---
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    I start them on finely chopped spinach and boiled egg yolk at about 4 days old. They love it and it doesn't seem to cause pasty butt. As they get big enough I give them corn and peas or in good weather chopped up grass. At a week old I also give them a dish of construction sand to bathe in and get grit for their crops.
  4. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2011
    Can you give meal worms to chicks or is that too early??

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by