Chicks of a different feather

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Whisper, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Whisper

    Whisper Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2009
    I bought some grit tonight for my chicks. They're a week old now and it will be time for grass and bugs and fun treats soon. I separated out the standard sized chicks from the bantams on Monday. Everyone has been SO much happier and well behaved. The standard roos are less bossy, cause they only have similar sized chicks to push around. And all the little bantams look much calmer and more secure.

    Funny thing was, I put a shallow plastic dish in each of their brooders, filled with the grit. The standard sized chicks were immediately all over it, pecking, scratching, examining, and shoving each other out of the way.

    The bantams acted like I'd placed an alien in the brooder. They refused to even go near it. We picked up the feather-footed bantam (who looks like she's going to be a frizzle) and plopped her in the sand. She peeped and ran back to her comrades.

    Hopefully they'll take advantage of it tomorrow!
  2. eekgads

    eekgads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Central VA
    Congratulations on your new babies! [​IMG]

    I just add the grit to their crumbles.

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