is this "chick toy" ok?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ColoradoPeeps, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I just picked up my first batch of 6 week old chicks yesterday[​IMG] Today my DD decided to take and empty granola bar wrapper and tape it to the inside of the brooder. It is the kind that has a silver/foil inside, Quaker I think. The chicks are FASCINATED with it. They all stand there and peck at it. Is this ok? Being a first time chick mom, I wasn't sure if all the pecking could hurt their beaks? Would love to hear what you seasoned pros have to say. FYI the brooder is a Rubbermaid container. If it doesn't hurt them, its a very entertaining "toy"[​IMG]

    PS. I took it down until I know if its safe.
     
  2. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't give it to them in case they peck it and tear a piece off and eat it out of curiosity. I hear chickens also like the color red if that helps you pick another toy! Hope this helps!
     
  3. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do like the color red to peck at, hence they like blood, and will canabalise if there is an open wound. I would put up an old CD so they can see the shiny side, its less likely to get broken and eaten
     
  4. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the feedback. I like the CD idea!
     

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