Pet chickens, Raising and Socialization

GotChicken?

Songster
10 Years
Jan 14, 2010
190
0
109
The Thumb, MI
WAXWORMS.

Once they realize they're yummy, your chicks will morph into pirhanas who will run to the brooder entrance in anticipation of more waxworms!
 

BoerneChickens

Songster
9 Years
Mar 3, 2010
260
13
119
Boerne, TX
GotChicken? :

WAXWORMS.

Once they realize they're yummy, your chicks will morph into pirhanas who will run to the brooder entrance in anticipation of more waxworms!

Are Waxworms the smae as meal worms? Sorry - new to this and haven't heard of them before
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Kristian

Songster
9 Years
Feb 27, 2010
261
3
111
Miami, Florida
Well I try to handle them as much as possible. Especially when feed time is coming so that they can Associate me with positive things. But if you really whant to inprint on them its better just to treat them as a pet bird and just hang out with them on your shoulder and feed them treats.

Their smarter then some people think.
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GotChicken?

Songster
10 Years
Jan 14, 2010
190
0
109
The Thumb, MI
Quote:
Are Waxworms the smae as meal worms? Sorry - new to this and haven't heard of them before
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Same thing. However, they should be called "turn your chicks into freakshows" worms.
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Celtic Hill

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
2,151
5
181
Scotland CT
Humm okay thanks! How much is "too much" handling? what did i get myself into...??? lol 9 chickens is alot lol, i have alot cut out for me!
 

chkinut

Songster
9 Years
Feb 25, 2010
1,432
15
161
Leesburg, Ohio
maybe somebody that has more knowledge than me can correct me if i'm wrong....but i DO believe that yes, once u start giving them treats (bugs, greens) they'll need the grit.
 

felidaet

Songster
11 Years
Dec 10, 2008
987
17
141
Vancouver, Wa.
You need to provide grit when they start eating anything other than chick starter feed. Make sure you use chick grit. Chicken grit is to big until they are at least 12 weeks old. I prefer to offer grit free choice 24 x 7 in it's own container. I do not sprinkle it on their food.

There is no such thing as "too much" handling. The more you handle them the first few weeks the friendlier they will be. I will be getting 25 chicks the first week of April. I am already inviting some of my 10 year old daughter's friends over to handle them. They are all responsible kids but still will only be allowed to handle the chicks with close adult supervision.
 

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