9 Treats Your Baby Chicks Will Love

Oh the joy of having baby chicks. Whether you have just a few or a whole box full, you know they are the cutest little buggers. I could easily watch mine for hours. The way they scratch about and run around the brooder is absolutely darling. One of my favorite things, though, is to give my chicks treats and watch how they get excited for every bite.

Alfalfa Sprouts

While we are on the subject of alfalfa hay, alfalfa sprouts are another great option for baby chick treats. This is a perfect option if you don’t have horses or other livestock that eats alfalfa hay. Sprouted alfalfa is easily found at most grocery stores. As it turns out, humans like them just about as much as baby chicks.

You may, personally, never think of broccoli as a treat but it can be a fun snack for your baby chicks. Try hanging a broccoli stalk upside down in their brooder. Baby chicks love to peck at and explore things. The fine, deep green florets on broccoli can be a fun and amusing treat for them. Broccoli has about 2.8 grams of protein for every 100 grams of broccoli.


You know your cute little bundles of joy hatched from an egg but did you know that egg is also a nutritious treat for them as well? You can serve it a variety of different ways.


Each of the suggestions in this story are a healthy, relatively high protein treat that can be safely fed to baby chickens. You will want to limit the amount of treats you give your babies, though, if you have a large number of chicks you can get quite creative.

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