my chicks are not interested in neither yogurt nor grapes whatsoever

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hansolo, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. hansolo

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    puzzling...
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Chickens are afraid of new things. Keep offering it and they will eventually come around.

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  3. AZBootsie

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    It takes time for them to learn they are food. One brave chick will try it first....and the rest will follow. After a couple of times, they will all come running for it.
     
  4. hansolo

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    They tried, but disinterested, on the other hand they love millets, cooked rice, grass and grass seeds. They love earth worms but has no interests in slugs
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Someone posted a video of a woman cutting up slugs for her chickens, with a pair of scissors. Not gonna happen here, but feel free to try.

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  6. AngelzFyre

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    You can also try mixing a small bit of your chick starter/grower feed into the yogurt and make a warm mash. Make sure to take it up after awhile if they don't eat it so it doesn't spoil and make them sick. You can do several small bits out of one batch by keeping the rest in refrigerator. I'd also cut the grapes up in it too until they get used to the texture. Mine only eat yogurt mixed into their feed or in oatmeal, otherwise it's a yogurt "food fight" everywhere in the coop as they try to shake it off their beaks!
    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  7. StormyMoon

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    did you cut the grapes in 1/2 and peck with your pointer finger ? that usually does the trick till they learn to eat what ever you had them.

    I get mobbed by my lot just by walking outside they think im the food lady.
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:You are the food, just lie down in the run! [​IMG]

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  9. StormyMoon

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    Quote:You are the food, just lie down in the run! [​IMG]

    Imp

    LOL they would sit on me, I do go in there and sit down they pile up on top of me. Just be careful after giving grapes cause they will think your eye ball is the grape.

    Silly chickens.....
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:You are the food, just lie down in the run! [​IMG]

    Imp

    LOL they would sit on me, I do go in there and sit down they pile up on top of me. Just be careful after giving grapes cause they will think your eye ball is the grape.

    Silly chickens.....

    It's a trick! They just start at the eye ball.

    Imp
     

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