Fig Newton- Who knew?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dovecanyon, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2009
    Niland, CA
    I was just sitting out in the run with my 6 week old girls, having my morning coffee. I accidentally dropped half of a Fig Newton. Goodness, they went crazy for it. Two of my chicks are very friendly, and two of them want absolutely nothing to do with me. Well... even my most skittish chickie got up in my lap looking for more Fig Newton! I may have found a new "taming tool"! Wish my son had been out with the camera, I must have looked a sight, in my robe and slippers, covered with chickens. Think I'll try again tomorrow.
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Too cute!

    That's my favorite thing too, sitting out with the crew in the morning and having a cup of coffee. It's a nice way to start the day and a good time to give everyone a look over. I'll have to try the fig newtons--haven't had one in years, but yummmy!
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I have several fig trees and during the season it's the first place my chickens head when I let them out in the morning. My roo will stand under the trees for hours hoping that I'll happen to come by and toss him a fig or two.
    Figs are the only food he doesn't share with his girls.
  4. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    I have to sneak my fig newtons past my chickens!!!!1 Somehow they know when I have a few with me and they act like they are gona attack me, lol. My fault , I started them on the fig bars when they were little, now they crave them. It's sooo cute though.

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    El Paso, Tx
    Cool. A new treat for my girls. I toss them white bread sometimes. They weren't very interested in the whole wheat. I guess they didn't get the memo about whole grains. But the other day, I had a piece of whole wheat that had been toasted and buttered. Wow. They went nuts.
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I just wanted to add...don't overdo it on the figs or fig newtons. They tend to have a laxative effect. [​IMG]

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