I fed spaghetti

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Toi-toi, May 25, 2010.

  1. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed spaghetti my 2weeks old chicks!!!
    Only 2 out of 6 enjoyed it.
    Making loud peeps and running around, so fun to look them.
    But other 4 are just looking and didn't seem to interested.
    Is that normal??
     
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock chicks are a bit picky too, They just have different tastes. I wouldn't worry about it unless the other chicks stop eating altogether.[​IMG]
     
  3. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks got noodles around 3 weeks and they go ape-stuff for them!! so fun to watch. just make sure they're getting their grittys!
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never given my chickens noodles- now I have got to try it!
     
  5. loopy12

    loopy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try jiggling and wiggling the spaghetti around like its worms...my chicks like to chase strands of noodles...
     
  6. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I thought they don't need grit for spaghetti...
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As my momma hen grabbed a bluebottle fly, snapped it in two and placed it in front of a chick who promptly ate it, I guess most things we try will be pretty tame in comparison!,
    Sandie
     
  8. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe not? it's soft, but i was told to make sure they had it for any food other than their crumbs.
     
  9. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put grit in the brooder today but they are not eating...
    Well, I hope they will eat here and there so I'll be comfortable to give them more treats.
     
  10. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    To be sure the little ones get their grit, sprinkle it on the food you are feeding them - like adding a little salt to your food. Sometimes you have to watch these little ones with grit left as free choice in their brooder. Some aren't terribly bright and will fill up on it thinking it's food. Eventually they figure it out, but use a little caution at first. Rule of thumb: grit for everything except chick crumbles, yogurt, and eggs.
     
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