They Don't Like Grapes?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenbiceps, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Chickenbiceps

    Chickenbiceps Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2013
    Hey All,

    So I was cleaning out my chicks brooder last night, and when I do, I put them in large printer box until their brooder is back up and running. I decided to throw in some cut up grapes and bits of kale as a treat for them while I cleaned out the brooder; I had seen a post on here on things they love, and grapes I believe was one of them. The dominant girl gave one peck and that was it. Not one touched them. They all took a couple swipes at the kale, but then decided that wasn't any good either.

    So my question is, are my chicks just dumb as a box of rocks in not liking fresh grapes or am I just in possession of the Gordon Ramsey (or actually Julia Childs) of chicks? They are 3-4 weeks old if that makes any difference.
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2012
    Different chickens like different things. Nothing odd about it at all. :)
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2013
    I have found that chicks learn by example...The hen that raised chicks taught them what to eat, never had an issue with fruits. The chicks that are 5 weeks old that I hatched from the incubator wont touch watermelon and such, I actually have to pick off bits and toss it to them, by and by they will realize how and what to eat.

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