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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

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    I just gave my chickies their first meal worms today. They went completely NUTS (after they determined that the worms weren't going to kill them). It was sooo funny! Salsa, our little Hamburg, figured it out first and started doing a whirling durvish through the brooder shreeking all the way! Then the others figured it out and chaos reined!

    So, who else has had a 'first' today with their fuzz butts?

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  2. Lawnman127

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    How old are they?
     
  3. NickyPick

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    I tried some scrambled eggs today, but my 11 day olds weren't interested. [​IMG]
     
  4. N&MSchroeder

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    I put in a frisbee filled with gravel in the brooder. Pure insanity! They went crazy. [​IMG]:weee:weee
     
  5. CowgirlPenny

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    Oooh, meal worms. Haven t seen those since my sugar glider days! How fun. Yes, how old are they? I want to know when I can begin giving mine treats.
     
  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

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    Quote:2 are three weeks and 2 are two weeks. They have chick grit and are doing great!

    Edit to add: I should note I got them the 'small' meal worms. None were longer than half an inch or so and there were a few punny ones that were maybe a quarter inch.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  7. snazzyboots

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    sounds like a good time. i can't wait for mine:)
     

  8. Nostalchic

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    They love crickets, too! It's a little brutal, but I think good training for future foraging for grasshoppers and whatnot...
     
  9. Chick_In_The_Burbs

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    I'm hitting them with the crickets in another week or two. I want to make sure they're a little better coordinated before I let loose snacks that can actually move relatively speedily.
     

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