NEWBIE FROM FL NEEDS HELP

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ladybugann, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. ladybugann

    ladybugann New Egg

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    Hi, I have 3 month old chicks that will not eat anything but corn on cob and crickets. I have tried to introduce lots of other things such as; worms, yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, scramble eggs, beans, peas, raw broccoli, cailfower, sunflower seeds and much more. But they turn their nose up. Crickets are getting expensive. Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Tammy
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Just one. Give them grower or flock raiser feed and water. Nothing else. It won't take them long to get hungry and eat. Don't give in.

    You can reintroduce treats after a bit, but I'd keep it to 10% or less of their total daily intake.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, they are just like spoiled kids. I use to mix some scratch grains in with my hens layer feed but all they were eating was the scratch grains nothing else. Not any more. Now they get a cup of scratch tossed into the outside pen in the morning and that's it. They are now eating their layer feed. Good luck to you.
     
  4. ladybugann

    ladybugann New Egg

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    Thanks, I will be strong. I can't afford these crickets.
     
  5. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello and Welcome, from Sugarloaf Mountain, Clermont, Florida. It's called tough love, you can do it. You need to join the Florida thread lots of great people on it to help you out. Where are you and what all do you have?


    Maye
     

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