3 weeks - add cooked rice

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shaggy, May 19, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i started adding a little bit of grit to their feed last week so i could start giving them treats every now and then

    last night i gave them some cooked rice --- it was hilarious

    the rice was a little sticky - so they would peck it out of my hand and some would stick to their beaks. and of course another would see it sticking to the beak and try to steal it ... so they would run around in erratic circles to keep the other chicks from stealing what was stuck to their beaks

    .... it was almost as fun as watching them with the earthworms
     
  2. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You think that is funny, you should try some worms!!
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  3. fuzz

    fuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are a week as of today and yesterday I gave them all earth worms, they were halirous fighting and playing tug-o-war![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 days ago i gave them some earthworms ---- i thought it was funny --- my son thought it was funny, he was chanting "fight, fight, fight!!" -- but it made my daughter sad ... she likes earthworms
     
  5. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    We have 17 day olds, havent started giving grit yet because we just havent made it to the feed store, but I planted flowers over the weekend and put the sod chunks in the brooder with some fresh grass clippings.... MAN that was a good time, I think we sat in our lawn chairs laughing at chicks for an hour!
     
  6. Jacob42

    Jacob42 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought normal grit but is it too big for my 4 week old polish chicks? They love to get their own worms from under big rocks during play time outside.

    They love little crickets and beetles ttoo. Pet stores have crickets if you dont like to catch them your self
     

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