Can't find a treat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickmama320, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not find a treat that my little ones like! I have tried strawberries, plain yogurt, bread, and scrambled eggs/breadcrumbs (the left overs from making breaded pork chops tonight). Although I shouldn't say that I can't find ANYTHING that they are excited about. I have caught them 2 grasshoppers and they went CRAZY chasing each other over those. Just wish I could find something else that they like. I'm gonna cut up my cantalope in the morning and give them the rind and see if they like that. My old girls always loved the melon rinds and tomatos.
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? Mine went for the living treats a couple of weeks before they decided they liked anything else.
     
  3. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are almost 2 weeks lol
    Speaking of which.... I need to go wrangle them up and bring them back inside... starting to get a little chilly out here.
     
  4. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOOOVE Oats!!!
     
  5. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oats? Like Oatmeal?

    So I just went out the the coop to get them put in their little cat carrier (I'm soooo happy it is warm/hot during the day here because I don't have anything big to put them in in the house). Well 3 of the five were already bedding down for the night. The rooster and the last of the girls that was out took a few bites of the egg/breadcrumbs, did their business and then bedded down with their sisters. It was cute.... and good to see them eating their treat. Maybe I'm just expecting them to eat a lot more, but they are still so little.
     
  6. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like the plain oats in the tall round container...they are like 3 bucks...Quaker Oats I believe!
     
  7. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you cook them?
     
  8. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love bread and recently ate lemons. I fed them Fritos yesterday they loved that! I give them Popcorn.
     
  9. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd be careful with lemons....they say citrus isn't good for chickens...
     
  10. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you cook them?

    No, just straight out of the container...I sprinkle them on the paper towels/pine shavings (whichever I'm using at the moment) and they learn to scratch to find food...

    I've also mixed their crumble in with plain yogurt....
     

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