"toys" for my fuzzy buts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Morning Dove, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the idea that my fuzzy buts were bored, so I took a TP tube and cut it into 4 rings, and put them in the aquarium with them to peck at. They don't play with them but they do peck at them and kick them around a bit. It does give them something to do..... anyone else try something like this before?

    Oh and I noticed that one chick has curled toes on one foot. We had a SS roo like that when we first started. I'll just have to call him Crooked Foot, even thought I'm not suposed to name them, well not the roos anyway. We arn't keeping any roos of this breed.

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  2. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had never thought to make toys for mine, they seemed to be constantly either inhaling starter feed or else picking at their feathers or cheeping or all 3 at once. I have not been able to figure out how they are able to eat and cheep without choking???

    The reason I replied was I wondered why you wouldn't keep the roo and will he be the guest of honor at a celebrity roast or is he taking the midnight train to Georgia?
     
  3. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thought. I figured a little entertainment wouldn't be amiss, so put baby keys on a string for them. The string broke with all the yanking about. The keys are tough enough that they don't break though, so no worries. Balls bore them quickly, I believe because they can't pick them up. Milk caps seem to work well. They can't swallow them and they are tough enough to resist for a while. I pulled them out after they were scratched up and dirty. I would like to try the toys made for parrots, they should be good.
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Hmmmm.....Now there is something I had never thought of. Perhaps I should give this some consideration. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hung a mirror in my brooder for the chickies too look at themselves, funny to see them flare up at the mirror like "want a piece of me" LOL
     
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I put strings through several ping pong balls and hung them form the top of brooder at varying heights. They played with the ones that were above their heads. The others just got in their way. They finally pulled one loose with the string still attached. Then they played soccer, kind of. They loved dragging that ball around by the string.
     
  7. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
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    I put a birdie mirror up for my my pair of pre-lay girls. The dominant one would get so bossy when they were penned up. The mirror would distract her a little bit, but they don't "play" with it much.
     
  8. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    i wonder how they are entertained when they are raised by a mama hen... play with their feet?
     
  9. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL, yes, the little fuzzy buts look so funy being macho while tiny!

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  10. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We don't intend to keep any males of breeds that are not broody, because we would like to focus on breeds that will raise their own young. These eggs I just hatched, were a gift, and I don't turn them down!

    Dove
     

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