toys for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kam Crazy 4 Chicks, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. kam Crazy 4 Chicks

    kam Crazy 4 Chicks In the Brooder

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    what kind of toys to give baby chicks?[​IMG]
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Try food toys: clumps of grass with root balls and dirt; corn on the cob; crickets (HILARIOUS!), leaves of lettuce.

    Just make sure you give them some grit before they get these toys.
     
  3. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Songster

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    My chicks are a couple of weeks old and they have a blast running around chasing each other with some red clover flowers that I found in the yard. Leave a little bit of the stem on so that they have a "handle to hold onto while they run around with it". The other thing that they have enjoyed was the leafy tops of some strawberries that we ate yesterday.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    IMO, with warm weather the best toy is to let them run around outside and find their own entertainment.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    One of my ducks got a hold of a cat toy (round little ball with bell in it). He has been playing with it off and on for days...LOL
     
  6. My chicks haven't been too interested in the bird toys I put in the brooder but they love the shoebox filled with sand.

    If you give them a clump of grass, do you also have to provide grit, or does the soil contain grit?

    Also, does the play sand count as grit?

    (Sorry - I realize I just went hijacking and off topic) [​IMG]
     
  7. amour.chicks

    amour.chicks In the Brooder

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    I gave my chicks a paper towel roll and I cut some of the edges off so that they could play with it. They loved climbing over it and trying to get in it. It was a blast to watch!
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sand & dirt count as grit.
     

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