Feeding baby peachicks...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Smittenroade, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found it's really annoying getting peachicks to eat their crumbles! I'm feeding them lettuce/cabbage and my chickens eggs...any tricks to help them understand that crumbles are good to eat? lol I'll figure it out eventually...
     
  2. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have any chicks to put in with them that works real good we do it for the first 2 to 3 days.also try to sprinkle in on the bottom of the brooder they seem to perfer to eat of the ground
     
  3. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea, thats what I've been doing, sprinkling it on the ground....lol the only time I don't have baby chicks [​IMG] I just spent about 10 min out there feeding them crumbles out of my hand and tapping with my finger on the ground. Ah well, they'll get it eventually.
     
  4. xlboergoats

    xlboergoats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you come by the house, stop by and get a few baby chicks. We always have chicks.

    Ernie Haire
    Arp, Texas
     
  5. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hah thanks for the offer Ernie! What kind do you got? Maybe another time, don't have the time to drive down to Tyler.
     
  6. xlboergoats

    xlboergoats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raise French Marans. We have Black Coppers, Blue/Blue Coppers, Splash, Cuckoos, and a few Whites. They come here knowing how to eat. I am really glad that I had seen on BYC that peachicks needed a little help in that department. Mine would have probably starved to death because I would have expected them to eat without help. Mine are all doing fine, but I did have to teach them to eat starter.

    I thought that you might be passing through the neighborhood in the next day or two.

    Ernie
     
  7. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they're just liking the "treats" better than the regular meal - you know, just like kids. I like to feed mine crumbles only until they are a little older, that way I know they are getting the right nutrients.
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people say if you get the crumbles a little wet then they like it better. My peachick likes them dry and pecking at the food should work, I also put some of the food in my hand and the peachick pecks at that. Don't feed them too much egg or they will get runny poo. [​IMG]
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my finger in their waterer and then their food so the food sticks to my finger. Then i move my finger a little. I find this helps, it also tames them.
     
  10. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it even safe to put baby chicks in there with them for a couple weeks to show them how to eat? I went up to my local chicken breeder, grabbed 2 chicks and threw them in the brooder with them....I hope they will be alright. I'll seperate them right after they show them how to eat.
     

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