1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

gave the chicks a treat..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by priszilla, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    674
    2
    151
    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I had a little bagged salad- the good stuff with lots of spring greens in it-left and I thought I would give the older babies a little for a treat. THEY thought it was deadly- they all bunched up in the coprner as far away as possible!When so they like such things?
     

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    anything new is terrifying, and they just need time to see it in their environment. they'll be gobbling up treats in no time.
     
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    That is funny! Just leave a little in with them, one will get brave and try it and then the rest will follow the leader. [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    how old are they? Mine acted like the sky was falling but then they got it.
     
  5. annaserv

    annaserv In the Brooder

    95
    1
    31
    Jun 17, 2008
    northern Wisconsin
    The first time I give mine anything their terrified of it, the second time they pile over the top of each other to devour it. Heck they were even afraid of the fresh field corn (I cut off the cob for them [​IMG]) the first time.
     
  6. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Songster

    465
    0
    139
    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    My silkies did the same thing with their first treat. Someone suggested I put the treat in their brooder for a little while each day until they realize it won't hurt them. By day three I went in to take the piece of watermelon out and it was picked clean.
     
  7. My silkies won't touch any people food either, not sure why.
    The rest of them would mug you for a piece of your banana when you are out in the yard though.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by