- Apr 24, 2014
I've got my chicks in a home made brooder and thus far..we are doing well. it appears they are losing their baby fuzz and I'm seeing a few feathers. I've had them almost 2 weeks... I'm trying to get them used to some handling..much to their despair.. they are in the brooder in the garage and I leave the radio on during the day (NPR and classical music)...all seems well..but..they seem horribly BORED. Everytime I pull into the garage they are standing tall and stretching their little necks..trying to figure out what's going on. This is my first time with chickens. Do they need some kind of entertainment? How soon could I start giving them "treats"...a friend has me started with a lovely batch of mealy worms. (uugggh)...I know they will need a little sand when I start using these..but are they too young? Mostly...are there little toys or something I can put in the brooder? They seem so bored!