they are crackin me up!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rooneytune, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are seriously on crack... one will pick up a pine shaving and start running around their box, then all the other girls start chasing her to get the piece! They are too cute! Should I be giving them toys or something to play with? [​IMG]:weee
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No, they have their own: pine shavings! The dark ones are particularly fun for them to keep away from each other.

    Wait until you give them treats like mealworms, or live crickets.
     
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  3. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. They probably don't absolutely need any toys, but I suppose you could, just to see what happens. Chances are, at first they'll be terrified of it, and then one will approach it and peck at it, and then the others will join in, and then after awhile they'll act like it's barely even there. [​IMG] Chicks are funny.

    I've found that my chicks typically appreciate food treats much more than objects or toys.

    And, [​IMG]
     
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  4. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We call that chick Rugby [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I can see it in my mind and it's hilarious!
     
  6. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what age do I start giving them those????
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I wait until they're about 2 weeks old. Any treats like those and the chicks will also need grit (I use just plain old construction sand - not "play" sand, but all purpose sand bought in 50# bags at Lowe's or Home Depot) to digest 'em.

    Any time you give chicks treats that are NOT finely chopped hard-boiled eggs, or scrambled eggs, or shredded mozzarella cheese, you must provide grit for them.
     

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