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What should I feed chicks?

Chicks don’t feed for the first 24/48 hours – as they will have digested the yolk (similar to our placenta) prior to hatching.  After this time they will start to eat chick crumb.  It is advisable to put the chick crumb into a small dish and water in another shallow dish.  Pop marbles or stones into this dish so that the chicks can see the bottom of the water​  and limit the risk of drowning.  Chick crumbs should be fed until they are 6 weeks of age.