Bananas for treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilchicklover, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    i was chopping up bananas for pudding and thought chicks would love bananas. my chicks are 2 weeks old can they have bananas? are they ok for them?They are kinda squishy so i thought they might be ok. please answer so my chicks can maybe have a yummy treat [​IMG] . thanks [​IMG]

  2. Jake the Farmer

    Jake the Farmer In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011
    Menifee, CA.
    I tried to give my chicks some bananas a few times and they wanted nothing to do with it. They just looked at me like "What is this?! Where are our worms?? [​IMG] " Lol
    I will try to offer it to them again sometime in the future. I hope yours take to it better than mine did.
  3. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    they can have them, whether they'll want them I don't know... it's the "treat" my chickens (now 4 weeks) won't touch, they love the yogurt, oatmeal, watermelon, and grapes, but no way with the bananas... I've tried squishing them and cutting it into bits... but I think they don't like the stickiness yet (at least by their reactions).
  4. I never tried giving bananas to mine until they were older, but they were a hit from the first time I gave them some chopped up in chunks. They are okay to give to 2-week-old chicks, but different chicks have a mind of their own whether they will eat a new treat or turn their beak up at it.

  5. fluffandpuffchicks

    fluffandpuffchicks In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    My chicks only like Mealworm Frenzy! They are pretty boring [​IMG] My hens like everything!I heated up in the microwave and they ate the hole thing! I gave them bananas and they had no clue wat to do with it but they ate it. Your chicks can have bananas and maybe they will like them! maybe not in my case! [​IMG]
  6. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chirping

    Jul 5, 2011
    Quote:In my experience adult chickens will eat just about anything they can fit into their mouth, but chicks never seemto have been interested in anything but the feed. I dont know about bananas. idk if i tried anything that squishy.
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Quote:I agree -- mine will eat anything that won't eat them first. Last night, they enjoyed the remains of the chicken feet from my meaties after I made soup stock from them![​IMG] It's that old "don't ask, don't tell" policy again.

    For birds that have access to food 24/7, they always act like they haven't eaten in days!

  8. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    Ya My chicks didnt like the bananas [​IMG]. But im going to try water melon next [​IMG] thanks for all the replys

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