didn't want my treats...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rooneytune, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was so excited to give my babies a treat so I bought some grapes and cut them up. we had the camera ready and the kids were so excited... the chicks had NO interest! Not even a peck. Can anyone suggest something else that might be a good treat? [​IMG]
     
  2. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried a cut up grape, I tried scrambled egg and I tried boiled egg. No excitement from mine either. [​IMG]
     
  3. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok that makes me feel better... I thought maybe i did it wrong. Although they are soo cute when the hop onto my hand to eat their chick food.[​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Cut up grapes are a great treat, but your chicks were frightened of something new, as chicks (and grown chickens) will do. Try gfetting them used to it. Maybe cut it up smaller and mix with a bit of their feed. I had to do something similar with my long since grown crew to get them used to BOSS. That's chickens!
     
  5. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I used Broccolli, just the little florets, not frozen, I took the little tiny seeds and dropped them as they dropped at least one brave little guy ran up and grabbed them. Don't think he really ate them but it was soo cute to watch him run up to get it. The other babies would followed behind, next thing you know they are all chasing the little broccolli florets.
     
  6. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine likes almost nothing EXCEPT blueberries...

    THAT gets them all crazy excited!!
     
  7. arianna

    arianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Hens dried meal worms treats. My chickens are biting my fingers off when I give them that.[​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  9. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine wont touch them...they just throw them around...lol
     
  10. kenh2010

    kenh2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine LOVE grated carrots and especially wheatgrass that I cut up into tiny pieces. I grow a tray for them, then cut a small handful and snip it into tiny, bite sized pieces. They go crazy. They are a month old today and I've slowly been trying to tame them. Tonight one stepped up on my hand and two flew onto my arm, including my white crested black polish that freaks out any time I try to get him to step onto my hand. Go tell. I suspect pretty soon they will pull me into their brooder and you will no longer get posts from me. Ken
     

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