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CHEEP toy for chicks!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by t/m, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. t/m

    t/m Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well first I gave them (I have 6) Q-tips as they were trying to steal them from me while I worked on a pasty butt, but you guessed it,
    they started pulling the cotton off the tip and I didn't think that was in a 4 day olds diet. So I got a plastic DRINKING STRAW,
    cut it into 6 pieces and they love it!! At first they stayed clear of the area where I dropped them in and then when one got a hold
    of it, the chase was on! Their favorite piece is the one that has the "bendie" section. They grab it, it pops out or one runs with it...
    they're nuts! If you don't have straws, visit your local fast food joint and 'borrow' one! Next I'll try different colors! The Q-tips were fun
    'till I removed them... mini barbells! I might remove the cotton from the ends and give 'em back.
    Any other toy ideas?

    (edited for spelling error!)
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011
  2. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my green cheeks plastic straws tied in a bundle with a zip tie and attached to the cage. They love to chew on them.
    Too funny, I will give my chicks some too. Thanks for the idea.
     
  3. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I filled a cookie tray full of gravel and dirt and put it in a corner of my chicky-playpen and they really enjoyed scratching in it and taking dirt-baths. If the tray was positioned were the sun was shining onto it, they'd also pile into it for sunbaths.
     
  4. torrelee

    torrelee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine have a parrot mirror with a bell on the bottom. They actually whack at the bell with their beaks to make it ring sometimes, though they ignore the mirror.
     
  5. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    I gave mine really big pom pom balls. They love it! They really look like they are playing football, running around chasing and snatching it from each other! So cute. [​IMG]
     
  6. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my goodness, do you make these out of yarn? That sounds like it would be an awesome video. lol
     
  7. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lil'ChickFarm :

    Quote:Oh my goodness, do you make these out of yarn? That sounds like it would be an awesome video. lol

    No, I have made them out of yarn but not for the chicks [​IMG]. These are just really big pom pom balls for kids activities. They don't really pull apart easily which is nice so you don't have to worry about chicks eating strings. After they are done, I just take it out of the pen so they will have something "new" to play with another time. I think it's good to give chicks things to play with during supervised time. [​IMG]
     
  8. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What a good idea, I have a bunch in my craft box--I haven't done crafting in awhile, so now i guess I'll give some pom poms to the chickens.[​IMG]
     
  9. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah, I would be worried about the cotton coming off and getting stuck in their throats.
     
  10. spaceranger

    spaceranger Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few kitten toys like little balls with bells in middle that they'll chase and peck at it's sooo cute!
     

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