chick activities

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by patricknjaimieschicks, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. patricknjaimieschicks

    patricknjaimieschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    What can chicks do to occupy there time in the brooder so they are not picking on one another?
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always put in construction sand and then stand back and watch chicks gone wild! [​IMG] Make sure they have plenty of room because they will be bathing in it and flipping it all over the place. [​IMG]
     
  3. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. KFaye

    KFaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. patricknjaimieschicks

    patricknjaimieschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  6. dweej

    dweej Out Of The Brooder

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    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! [​IMG]
     
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    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are paper towel tubes fine?
     
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    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 2 days old.
     

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