What Do Baby Chicks Eat And Drink?

For a one week old baby chick, you should feed them a starter feed that is specifically formulated for young chicks. This type of feed is designed to meet the nutritional requirements of chicks during their early stages of development.

The starter feed should contain a high level of protein (around 18-20%) to support the growth and development of the chick’s muscles and bones. It should also contain essential vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D, to support the development of strong bones and overall health.

You can find starter feed for chicks at most pet stores or farm supply stores. Make sure to provide the feed in a clean, shallow dish and always ensure that the chick has access to clean, fresh water. As a treat, I like offering small amounts of finely chopped hard-boiled eggs, but it is important to make sure that the chick is getting the proper balance of nutrients from the starter feed.