A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a post here that mentioned offering chicks wet oatmeal as a treat. For some reason, I hadn't connected the dots and offering our 4 week old chicks treats had not come to mind. I guess I'm a slow learner. So my grand daughter and I decided to see if the chicks would eat oatmeal out of our hands. After a few minutes where we held our hands out and got very still, curiosity overcame one of the chicks. As soon as one seemed to be getting something, everyone had to try. My granddaughter had the biggest smile on her face as 6 or 7 chicks swarmed around her trying to take oatmeal out of her hand. Last weekend, our now 7 week old chicks were outside roaming around the yard. I sat down about 10 feet away from the flock and held out a hand full of oats. I called 'here chicky, chicky'; just like I've seen on TV. None seemed to notice until one about 15 feet away looked up and started racing towards me. She looked like she was doing a 100 yard dash. In a couple of second, I was being swarmed by 6 or 7 chicks. Now, I had the biggest smile. I'd like the thank the person who wrote that post, but it is lost in the flow here. So, I'll thank anyone who has ever posted something about treats! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the idea.