No Interest In Treats - Yet?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by enggass, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

    1,650
    30
    201
    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    At what age do chicks begin enjoying treats?
    I have tried giving them a couple of strawberries, but they do not seem interested.
    Nor do they seem interested in some of the ants that are around...
    They are just over 7 weeks old, and just went outside to their coop and run last Sunday.
    They seem very happy and are eating plenty of their own food.
    Is it an age thing?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Songster

    408
    1
    121
    Feb 8, 2010
    neenah, wisconsin
    mine are 24 days today and have been in coop a dn run all week. i've tried strawberries and bread. no luck. so today i tried the cake part of strawberry shortcake and they were fighting over it. don't worry. they will eventually start eating treats.
     
  3. LauraG

    LauraG Songster

    347
    4
    121
    Apr 13, 2010
    Upstate, NY
    Mine are about the same age & the same way. I threw some stale bread in the run the other day, left for work, and when I came back--there it sat, completely intact.....

    Once I sat there & broke it up for them into little pieces, they thought it was cool, but they wouldnt touch it unless it was in bits......
     
  4. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I gave my 7 wk olds strawberries yesterday and they didn't touch them either. They'll figure it out after a while.
     
  5. paltinas

    paltinas In the Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    Jun 9, 2010
    My chicks are 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 weeks and have found that they love yogurt.... we gave them berries yesterday and they love them. Tried applesauce but they did not have any interest....
     
  6. americancowboy

    americancowboy In the Brooder

    53
    0
    29
    Jun 7, 2010
    georgia
    at that age try yogurt and in a few weeks they will start eating other treats you give them.
     
  7. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Songster

    440
    4
    121
    Aug 8, 2009
    Central N.S.
    The only 'treat' my three 2 week -olds are interested in is the moths that I put in there for them; then it is like sharks dining on a dolphin!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by