My chicks are BORED BORED BORED!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlicesSilkies, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Hi guys,
    my chicks are about 2 weeks old, (i have 4) and they have bricks in their brooder and a perch, but they are still soo bored. The keeping pecking the sides of the brooder for hours at a time, what else can i put in to keep them entertained??
    And when can i start feeding them meal worms??
    Many thanks in advance :)
     

  2. wayne hulgan

    wayne hulgan Chirping

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    we gave ours worms and sand from the creek at that age. they loved the sand, we put it into a bowl and just let them have it. They knew exactly what to do. meal worms will make them really friendly.
     
  3. greymane

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  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    On warmer days, try letting them out in your front yard. They will love it.

    Welcome to BYC!
     

  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  6. Aeropennchick

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    Hello and welcome! I got my chicks this hanging chunk of a treat called Baby Cakes, specifically for chicks less than 8 weeks old. They love it! I got mine at the Tractor Supply, and you hang it in the brooder for a couple of hours a day. They love it!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You can also dig up a chunk of sod and put it into brooder, grass, dirt, bugs and all.
     

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  10. dreamer5577

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