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Worm question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by addicted2chicks, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since it is raining I see worms out. Can my chicks that are 3 weeks old have them? If so, do I just stick them in the brooder straight from the ground?
     
  2. jadell

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    I would just keep them on their regular food. Eartherworms can carry eggs of roundworms. I see my hens getting their fill of the worms first thing every morning, it's hillarious to see them chase after the one with the worm. I guess what I'm saying is it's up to you. They will at some point get an earthworm/bug. Just make sure they have some chick grit to help digest it, but don't let them fill-up on worms.
     
  3. lukewride

    lukewride Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick is just over one week old and i've got him/her out with its mum in a small run.
    I got told that providing the little 'un had a small amount of grit mixed in its normal chick crumb it could be given small treats like finely chopped salads and whatnot..

    i hope this is the case.. she's been eating anything her mum gives her
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009

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