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Entertainment and treats for your chicks...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by the1moe, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. the1moe

    the1moe In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2008
    my brooder is 8 x 8 feet and 16 inches high with poultry netting covering the top... Now that the chicks can jump and are really looking for something to do I tried some Spanish moss... I threw several clumps on top of the netting and man did these guys go crazy... they would just jump up there and grab a piece and then run all over the brooder with everyone else trying to snag a piece... before long they all figured out where it came from and it turned into a freeforall.... so funny...///Moe
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I have given the birds lots of veggies from the garden. Some of the other members have said that they tie the veggies up high to create a more interesting "game" of it. Any of the green leafy veggies will work.
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Ah! A typical game of chick keep away! They are to funny when they chase each other around like there's no tomorrow!

    Once they reach about 5 or 6 wks. old, try throwing some meal worms into the brooder. They go nuts for them! Be sure to give them some grit with them though.

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