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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by patricknjaimieschicks, Apr 18, 2011.
What can chicks do to occupy there time in the brooder so they are not picking on one another?
I always put in construction sand and then stand back and watch chicks gone wild! Make sure they have plenty of room because they will be bathing in it and flipping it all over the place.
Mine spend a lot of time pecking in the little squares of sod that I added a few weeks ago. I change it out every few days. It adds new seeds and bugs for them to find. Now that it's warming up, I take them outside in nice afternoon weather, too.
I read somewhere to put in bird toys from the pet store. So, I put in a few, they are so funny. They love to ring the bell. Anything that makes noise is a happy toy.
Well...our chicks got there brooder more than doubled in size tonight! I think they liked that very much. They sort of seemed puzzled at first, then I added more pine shavings and a box of sand. They seem very pleased. Also chopped up a little bit of papaya and boy did they LOVE that!
Yes! We doubled our brooder size when they started to seem a little bored and added more "toys"...just scraps of wood that we made into roosts and ramps and various chicken-y type things. Every time I change out their water, I move the toys around so it feels "new". So far, no pecking. Hope it lasts!
Are paper towel tubes fine?
My chicks are 2 days old.