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Havent a clue so I am asking can I feed them chicks, not all the time just as a treat.

Just noticed they where only 10p when I was buying some mice.
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Yes you can, but i dont think they have alot of nutritional value, so it is better to feed them mice etc
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I wondered why they was so cheap.
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I remember seeing somewhere that the nutritional value is not that much different form mice but the snake might get a taste for them & not go back to mice & they also make for a runnier, smellier poo.........
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I would feed mice, they dont need a treat, not much nutritional value in chicks.
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Thanks guys, I will stick to the mice.
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Here's a nutrition chart, just for reference....
http://mikedupuyhawkfood.com/nutrition.html
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yeah, mice are the best thing for corns, and if there was any reason to go back to mice, your snake may not want to becuase it likes chicks beteer
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According to that chart if I understood it properly Chicks are better than mice apart from Calcium and Copper.

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No chicks aren't good for snakes. Alot of snakes will not go back from chicks and you have to feed about 7 of them for the same nutrition as a mouse. Birds of prey eat them as they eat so many but always stay with mice for snakes.
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