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what kind of toys to give baby chicks?wee

mom is Gonzo, my sis is thechickengoesrawr.. we love are animals so much!
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mom is Gonzo, my sis is thechickengoesrawr.. we love are animals so much!
KENNEDY WAZ HERE: ilu Kammy
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post #2 of 8

Try food toys: clumps of grass with root balls and dirt; corn on the cob; crickets (HILARIOUS!), leaves of lettuce.

Just make sure you give them some grit before they get these toys.

post #3 of 8

My chicks are a couple of weeks old and they have a blast running around chasing each other with some red clover flowers that I found in the yard. Leave a little bit of the stem on so that they have a "handle to hold onto while they run around with it". The other thing that they have enjoyed was the leafy tops of some strawberries that we ate yesterday.

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post #4 of 8

IMO, with warm weather the best toy is to let them run around outside and find their own entertainment.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #5 of 8

One of my ducks got a hold of a cat toy (round little ball with bell in it). He has been playing with it off and on for days...LOL

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
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The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #6 of 8

My chicks haven't been too interested in the bird toys I put in the brooder but they love the shoebox filled with sand.

If you give them a clump of grass, do you also have to provide grit, or does the soil contain grit?

Also, does the play sand count as grit?

(Sorry - I realize I just went hijacking and off topic) hide

See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes Luna, a white Silkie, Pippa, a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Lola, a Barred Rock, Ginger, an EE and Summer, a BO.

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See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes Luna, a white Silkie, Pippa, a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Lola, a Barred Rock, Ginger, an EE and Summer, a BO.

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post #7 of 8

I gave my chicks a paper towel roll and I cut some of the edges off so that they could play with it. They loved climbing over it and trying to get in it. It was a blast to watch!

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Sick of trying
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post #8 of 8

Sand & dirt count as grit.

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