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(Baby)Chicken frenzy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by leghorn, May 24, 2007.

  1. leghorn

    leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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  2. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really sweet to watch! I gave my week old chicks 100 mealworms and they were gone as fast as I put them in the pen. They kept looking for more and they still (3 days later) pick up pieces of the pine bedding and squawk as if they have a treat. I could sit and watch them all day. Too bad I have a paid job I have to go to. lol:
     
  3. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww! theyre adorable!
    i wish mine were still babies [​IMG]

    post more videos!
     
  4. siouxbee

    siouxbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the video. Your chicks are so adorable!

    We've been planting our seedlings, and in prepping the garden beds, we're finding tons of grubs. Our girls (3 weeks old, and less than 1 week old) are outside in a makeshift pen on the lawn, so after we collect a few, we head over there and lower our hand with the grubs in. They go insane, knocking each other over to get to our hands and peck off the tasty treat.

    Also, we've found caterpillars, mealworms, millipedes, termites (?) and inchworms. The only thing I"ve noticed is that they don't really seem to go for ants. What's with that?
     
  5. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    How funny - I didn't even see a grasshopper in there! [​IMG]
     
  6. leghorn

    leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    If you look close in the bottom left hand corner, you can see the 2 black babies(barred rocks) fighting over it.[​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    wow, your bin is clean! How often do you have to clean it to keep it that way? My feeders get encursted in poo instantly, and they are in 4 by 8 run!
     
  8. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the video! It makes me realy excited for my new chickies! I can't wait for them to be here!
    Totally cute chicks too!
    Kristyne
     
  9. Malibufarmer

    Malibufarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    lol we have the same avater.
    cute chicks by the way
     
  10. leghorn

    leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually clean it out every other day. But change the feed/feeder daily, since they scratch the pine shavings into it and make it really hard to find the feed. The water I have to clean and refill about 3 to 4 times a day. Those babies sure dring alot.
     

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