Reaction to new treats!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeria, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. jeria

    jeria Songster

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    It is hysterical watching my 4 little chicks. I have so far given them chopped hard boiled eggs, some organic shredded wheat as a scratch, and tonight lettuce leaves from the garden. They discuss everything with little chirps in the corner behind the water: one will get brave and go walk on whatever I've given them then they all take turns doing that several times, then they start running across it: after each turn they retreat to the corner to discuss. After several runs across they start standing still on the treat for a bit then back to the corner again taking turns, Then they do the nibble it with the same sequence before they seem to all decide it is OK to attack it to eat.
     
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  2. peopleRanimals2

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    Try plain yogurt :D They love it and it's hilarious to watch them eat it.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Try live meal worms. What they will do for them below.



     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Totally agree with the live meal worms! Once they figured out it was food, since if its wriggling they peck at it... it was a mashup. One would grab one, start the high pitched peeping that they had something good, and of course, everybody starts chasing that one... when they older, crickets are fun too.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Most live insects will do the trick. Even one day old chicks will consume like crickets although they may require their mothers help in dismembering each insect. Meal worms and crickets can be acquired commercially.
     
  6. LittleBird123

    LittleBird123 Chirping

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    How old does a chick have to be before you can give them treats?
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    if insects, then first feed.
     
  8. jeria

    jeria Songster

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    I'll have to try some this weekend and some raspberries as mine are starting to ripen. They are getting hardboiled eggs tonight.
     
  9. jeria

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    Newbie at this. Learned on here : anytime for hardboiled or scrambled eggs. Anything else make sure you are feeing grit if they aren't outside with mama. Mine had first treats at 1 week.
     
  10. Texas Kiki

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    Any age..just make sure that it is not too big and they have access to chick grit.
     

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