Stranges Chicks Ever

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Knittycat, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Knittycat

    Knittycat Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    Bay City, TX
    I decided to treat my chickies today and scrambled up an egg for them. An hour later, it's still on the plate with only the boldest daring to come near it. They peck tentatively at the plate, then at the egg. Then they shake their heads furiously and peck rapidly at the wood shavings that make up their bedding. Once they've cleared the taste of egg from their beak, they go over to the food dispenser and eat their crumbles. Weird chicks.
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Okay I will agree with you. My chickens adore scrambled eggs. [​IMG]
  3. Knittycat

    Knittycat Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    Bay City, TX
    HA! Go figure. A bit later and now they're chasing each other around the brooder stealing bits of egg from everybody elses beaks. Chaos ensues.
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Gotta love them! [​IMG]
  5. SuburbanFarmstress

    SuburbanFarmstress In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2011
    Bay Area - 707
    I gave my new chicks some hard-boiled egg white today, and it took them a while to figure out it was food. These are my first chickens, so I have no idea if that's normal, or if my chickens are particularly slow, lol. But they figured out mealworms with no problem!
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I have never had a chick not want scrambled eggs....until now. My latest bunch of chicks, 6 various different breeds and ages within a week or two doesn't want anything to do with them either. I don't get it. Scrambled eggs have been my" goto" treat for everything. Sick chicks, training, name it. Maybe they're just not old enough yet?

    That doesn't make sense tho,because I brought my 2 silkies back to life last year when they were only 3 days old and not eating or drinking. The eggs saved their life. Why wont the new batch eat them? Everyone else is always so excited for scrables.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  7. mistymeadowchicks

    mistymeadowchicks Chirping

    Nov 19, 2010
    I haven't tried scrambled eggs w/ the little chicks yet, but the first time I gave them yogurt, I got the same reaction complete w/ rubbing their beaks in the shavings to get rid of the nasty taste. '[​IMG]' I ended up tossing half of it because it had so many shavings mixed in. The second time however, resembled a football huddle and the yogurt was gone in seconds! I guess they're like little kids and have to "acquire" tastes for new things. They're a hoot! '[​IMG]'
  8. Celtictrinity

    Celtictrinity In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2011
    Ah yes....the mystery of the chick mind!

    My chicks favorite treat is scrambled egg with tiny pieces of apple. I cook the eggs up and put the and a piece of apple on the cutting board and use my chopper to grind them up into fine crumbles. The gang goes nuts for them. Odd thing...there is plenty to go around but the silly little things grab pieces and chase each other around like it's gold! My daughter thought it would be funny to toss a cooked spaghetti noodle in their cage last night and I finally had to lean in and grab it out of the mouth of one of them because the others were causing such a ruckus.

    Silly babies....

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