Cheap chick entertainment!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RubberChickenLubber, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard my chicks raising cain, and went to see what was wrong. One of my kids got the bright idea of putting on of my daughter's small elastic ponytail holders in the brooder (it was small enough for them to carry, but big enough that they couldn't swallow). They were playing keep away. Occasionally 2 would get ahold of it, and it would look like 2 pitbulls fighting over a bone. The chicks are between 2 days and 2 weeks old, and they kept this up for hours.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Try a cooked noodle, they are a real riot as they try to keep away from one another and eat it at the same time. [​IMG]
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Those are all cute ideas!!!! Chickens are really funny animals aren't they?! If that secret were out, everyone would have them for pets, lol!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Crazy4GameCocks

    Crazy4GameCocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My OEGC like to play keep away with mice they catch in the coop I never know they eat meat
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I give them a toy mouse, the furry kind that look real? They love it!
     
  6. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait till you see your chickens eating a frog!! [​IMG]
     
  7. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a cooked noodle, they are a real riot as they try to keep away from one another and eat it at the same time

    HA! That reminds me of when I was a little kid and I would find a night crawler and I would throw it in with the chickens. The first one to get it would run around with it in it's mouth while the other ones chased it all over. It was freaking hilarious! I can't wait to do it again this year so that my kids can see (finally getting chickens next month!)​
     
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    (finally getting chickens next month!)

    Yeah! Yep, the worms and the noodles are the funniest and they LOVE to show it off and be chased!! [​IMG]
     
  9. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Now, if they could just learn to run quietly to the corner, they wouldn't have to share their meal!! [​IMG]
     

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