Cool about the chicks! Why couldn't you get them sexed?
We always gave ours starter mash or something like that when they were little. They grow so fast though, I'm sure you can introduce other choices in a few weeks. I don't see why food scraps would be "candy" any more than corn? My parents always give theirs a good amount of food scraps. Pickings from their compost bin and overgrown squash from the garden, that kind of thing, not processed food in other words. Well, bread I guess, oatmeal etc... It can add to the smell though if you don't rake out what they don't eat. Unfortunately my parents always seem to have a smell problem with their chicken coops though
They are getting new chicks soon too!
See you all on Monday.