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Discussion in 'Quail' started by bietsch624, Jun 8, 2011.
I know I saw on here somewhere how to teach the newly hatched chicks to eat, but I can't find it..
Sprinkle the food on something shiny like a little square of aluminum foil, and "peck" at it with your finger or a pencil or pen. They'll get the idea pretty quickly.
Sprinkle feed on the floor of brooder and I even put some on on the bator floor. Then a new dime in a jar lid of feed is JJ's trick, and it works. Bill
You have to teach them to eat? I just had to stand back and try not to get trampled! LOL
I sprinkle food in the brooder and watch the party.
Quote:YES AND PLACE IT DIRECTLY UNDER THE HEAT SOURCE... MAKE IT THE WARMEST SPOT IN THE BROODER AND THEY WILL HANG OUT THERE... ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMEONE NOTICES THE "SHINEY" AND STARTS PECKING.. BEFORE YA KNOW IT HE HAS A MOUTHFUL OF FEED... 1 THING LEADS TO ANOTHER AND THE NEXT THING YA KNOW YOU WONT BE ABLE TO KEEP ENOUGH FOOD IN THERE TO SUIT THEM
I ALSO SPRINKLE FOOD THROUGHOUT THE BROODER FLOOR FOR THE 1ST 3 DAYS OR SO...
Cool..definately am trying this...so far, the lone chick in the brooder is sleeping in the middle of the food!
Quote:PERFECT... SEE IT WORKS WONDERS!