Jealous chicks.?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SammileeChickie, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone.! :D I hope your having a great day, today while spending time with my chicks I was holding one of them(named Birdie) and the other(named Talulah) flew up onto my hand and knocked Birdie off. So then I noticed that whenever I hold Birdie Talulah flies up at me and tries to get my attention.
    Is that normal.? Does Talulah want attention or does she not want me to hold Biride.?
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well sure! If you hand feed your birds, if B is in your hand (possibly full of treats) then T must know what is there! If T nocks B off, "oh well", thinks T. [​IMG]
     
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  3. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't hand feed yet because they are under 6 weeks so they cannot have snacks :( can't wait to give them treats here and there.!
    I just hold them and pet them so they can start getting used to that kind of attention BESIDES I CANT RESIST THEM[​IMG]
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the age/treat thing but some people give snacks like little meal worms earlier as long as they get grit. It sounds like where ever B goes, T goes. no one wants to be alone! Enjoy it![​IMG]
     
  5. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay :) maybe I'll start giving them grit when the younger one's wing feathers are bigger.! Do they need grit for grass.? I was thinking of taking the older one(3 weeks) outside for a bit because she sleeps less and loves to use her wings. [​IMG]
    Maybe that's what it is, I didn't really think of it that way but they do cry loudly for each other.! [​IMG]
     
  6. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grit is very important if they are eating grass, tough to digest. Have fun! [​IMG]
     
  7. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all your chicken wisdom :D I will wait for grit before they go outside
    Uummmm :( how exactly do I give them grit.? Do I mix it with their food.?
     
  8. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    who says they can't have treats under 6 weeks old? Mine had meal worms, corn on the cob, lettuce and carrot strips from my salad bowl (before I added salad dressing). Haven't had any problems at all, and they're all active and always scratching around in the shavings.......Just wondering where you read or heard they can't have treats until that time frame? of course I do have chick grit available to them in the brooder... Also, I suppose it depends on what you consider a treat?

    as for giving them grit, just put some in a bowl of some kind, I promise they'll find it and get it when they need it

    I look at it like this, in their natural habitat, raised by a hen and not a human, what would they eat? they'd be out there in the yard scratching and pecking and eating bugs and anything/everything just like the rest of the chickens do. Chickens will eat pretty much anything if they're left to be themselves, even their own poo.........
     
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  9. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had made another thread wondering what treats I could give them and people told me only their starter feed and occasionally boiled egg yolk but that's it.
    And by treats I mean like hmmm grass, meal worms maybe a slice of apple :)
    Okay so just in a separate bowl.? I think it's so cool that they just know they need these little rocks :b
     

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