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post #11 of 20
My girls are almost three weeks old and they have very much enjoyed strawberries. They like grapes but not nearly as much. Tonight we gave them the left over corn on the cob from my son's dinner. We have also tried banana, not a hit, mango, not a hit, and ricotta with crunched up cereal, not a hit. I try to give them one small treat a day. When I enter the room I say "Hi girls" in a high pitched voice. They all stop and look at me. Then as I place the dishes in the brooder I say "Here girls". Then I usually take a few pieces and hold them on my fingers. Six of our twelve consistently come over to check out what I have in my hand. Four of them have started standing on my hand and arm as a perch. I love this time with them. My boys and I are also trying to make sure to handle all of them for at least a few minutes each time we visit them. My girl, Claire, always comes over to me and often jumps into my palm. She loves to be held and take a nap. Here is a pic of her from earlier hanging out with me.
post #12 of 20

Cut up grapes and mushed up hard boiled egg have been a huge hit for us.  They run right up to our hands to eat them and then play amusing games of keep away.

post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Wow! Beautiful. Mine are still nervous while holding them, I guess I should have started earlier. They just seem to chirp so much when picked up like they think I'm going to eat them. Not sure if it's because they're red sex linked chicks or maybe they can tell I'm a city girl trying to go country and don't have the knack yet... Lol. I'm trying...
post #14 of 20
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Thanks
post #15 of 20

Hard boiled eggs smashed up, flavored rice, yogurt with their crumble mixed in. Let them get use to feeding from your hand, and before you know it, they will be perching on your arm.


Edited by Rooster61 - 4/3/16 at 10:44pm
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!
post #17 of 20

I give ours watermelon, scrambled eggs, yogurt mixed with their starter crumble, bugs I find around the house, chopped cat grass, dirt from outside, and in another week or two might try a few mealworms. :)

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord- Collosians 3:23

 

 

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post #18 of 20
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WOW, lol

post #19 of 20
I'm new to the easing chics. I noticed that last night my chics all had a big bump on chest. I looked it up here and found out why. Thanks BYC friends:) this morning I notice crop was empty. I was so happy. But how should I feed them up in till now chic starter feed whenever they want. Last night I took the food out and only gave them about 5 min to eat this morning. Yet crop full of food they were pruning and perching after eating. I have 7 chics 3 are about 3 weeks old 4 about 4 weeks. They are in the house, just 3 days ago I introduces a sand and grass bucket, I have been giving Dryed meal worms when I get home or in the morning( I think hubby and son do it to) as treats and starter chic food all the time. Should I limit the food to 3x day or just put less in and let it run out?
post #20 of 20

It's been pouring down rain here for almost a day.  The driveway is covered in earthworms ... so a handful made their way into the brooder.  Initially, the chicks were all "what the heck are these?"  Things were quiet for about 15 minutes, then there was a whole lotta commotion.  Apparently they figured out earthworms were yummy, and they were chasing each other around the brooder trying to get the last ones.  Cue the "Yakkity Sax" music.

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