Just gave the chicks their first treats... OMG Cuteness!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amgreen1980, May 1, 2011.

  1. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    I let the kids give the chicks a few dandelions earlier today and they seemed to enjoy them. But, tonight, I boiled an egg for them. I mashed it on a paper plate and set it in their brooder. It took a few minutes, but once they figured out it was food, they went NUTS! It is so funny to watch them grab a piece and run circles around the cage before they finally stop and eat it! [​IMG] Definitely the best entertainment I have had in a while![​IMG] How often can they have treats? They are close to 2 weeks old.
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gave our 2 boiled egg, and they went nuts! Chickens are by far the best entertainment available.

    The can have treats like boiled egg, or oatmeal, or anything 'soft' basically whenever, just be sure to provide

    grit for them! :)

    ScissorChick
     
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  3. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of grit can they have?
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can buy a little bag of chick grit at the feed store. It's specially sized for chicks.
     
  5. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much...
     
  6. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay Chicks! :

    Quote:You can buy a little bag of chick grit at the feed store. It's specially sized for chicks.

    Thanks, I need to pick some up too!​
     
  7. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooh, just wait until they discover meal worms or crickets!! You can get them at pet or fishing stores.
     
  8. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wood&feathers :

    oooh, just wait until they discover meal worms or crickets!! You can get them at pet or fishing stores.

    Mine are terrified of crickets for now, but they do love the dried meal worms I have been giving them. I got the bag of dried meal worms at TSC.​
     
  9. saramontour

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    Ours go completely insane when they find a worm. It's so funny to watch them run around after each other and play tug-of-war. Who would've thought these crazy chicks could be so entertaining? haha
     
  10. SilkieMama17

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    I just gave my 3 week old chicks their first treat yesterday, I gave them my daughter's left over scrambled egg breakfast and they LOVED it once they realized it was food! LOL They were so funny!
     

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