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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 2goose, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. 2goose

    2goose Out Of The Brooder

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    Six two week olds + live meal worms = a riot !
     
  2. chickenhawk73

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    sounds hilarious. wish i had seen that.
     
  3. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a riot to watch. Try giving them crickets. I call it gone in 60 seconds.
     
  4. 2hot2chicken

    2hot2chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine were actually scared of crickets at first! Hopping little devils!!! [​IMG]
    Now they are gone in 30 seconds!

    Anyone know if mealworks meant for lizards from say petco or petsmart could carry parasites that the chicks/chickens could get????
    Just something ive been wondering [​IMG]
     
  5. 2goose

    2goose Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine came from PETCO
     
  6. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Want to see some fun?

    Put three or four crickets in a mason jar (with the top on) and place it in the middle of the coop.

    Cook up a bowl of Ramen (sp?) noodles and put the bowl in the coop.

    Any other ideas?
     
  7. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a plastic blueberry box, open/extend some of the slits (to make it more basket-like), fill it with shredded kale, and stand back and watch.

    mm
     
  8. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't worry about parasites. Just make sure you get 'organophosphate free' ones. Organophosphates accumulate in the bird and when you eat their eggs they will accumulate in you = not good!
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    For me, the most hilarious is a tomato worm. Those things are sturdy enough to stand up to the funniest game of tug-o-war you ever saw!
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I hope you've remembered to make sure the two-week olds are getting access to grit so they can digest the worms.

    I find that earth worm treats are the absolute best way to train baby chicks to come when they're called. I hold out the worms and call, "Babies!" They learn very quickly to come when I call "Babies!"
     

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