Are my chickens the only ones to ignore/not like "treats"?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by yay-for-chickens!, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. yay-for-chickens!

    yay-for-chickens! Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2009
    Well I swear the 4 chickens I'm raising right now are the only ones I've ever had that don't love all sorts of treats. They are still young, and only roughly 8 weeks old, but I occasionally throw bits of lettuce, bread, carrot tops and other veggies I'm done with and they peck it once and move on.

    They also don't seem to be entirely interested in grubs, slugs and worms..

    I tried giving them yogurt a while back and they didn't touch it so I mixed in some feed and they still weren't interested.

    I thought maybe I have too much feed available to them? But then chickens are fairly good about regulating feed and such. I mean they peck at everything and enjoy grass they get. I'm feeding them medicated start & grow still....By the way when can I stop feeding them start & grow and or medicated feed?

  2. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2009
    Port Orchard
    I thought I was the only one!!! I tried yogurt fey por them today and they pecked once or twice and then ignored it. They are cute two weeks old by the way. I gave them their regular food and they swarmed it. Cute little buggers went after a worm yesterday when I had them out it the yard with me. Just keep trying. That's what I plan on doing.

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