treats and toys

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by imaduck, May 6, 2009.

  1. imaduck

    imaduck Out Of The Brooder

    i have explored the page describing treats for chickens and am very grateful for the information (plus i like the pictures at the bottom of the page). in addition to food treats, do your chicks have some favorite toys? things to entertain them and occupy their time? my little girls get very involved in arranging the shavings and decorating their brooder, so i thought they might like something more fun to do with their time... [​IMG]
     
  2. I LOVE COCHINS

    I LOVE COCHINS ChochieChochieCoo

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    I have a small hard plastic cat toy with a bell inside in their brooder. They love it. When I hear the bell ring I know that they're playing!
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried a mirror with a bell on the bottom, a parrot toy.
    Mine ignored it after the terror of deciding if it was dangerous.
    So far some perches/branches from the yard and things to taste are the favorites.
     
  4. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh- that is a good idea!, I am new to the chicken family, we are getting a few chicks this weekend...I was wondering what they could play with! Any other ideas?[​IMG]
     
  5. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine get a kick out of a paper towel roll.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    IMHO, the best "toy" to give them is short trips outside when the weather allows. The great outdoors is their natural enviroment and they'll have a blast learning all about it.
    Mama Hen doesn't keep her babies under her wings at all times. She lets them explore.
     
  7. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great ideas!!! can't wait to try some of these ideas...

    how old until they start getting playful? a couple weeks?
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:More like a couple of days!
     
  9. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really cool. so I'll get some fun things out as soon as they arrive then! toilet paper roll sounds good.. and I think I have the cat toy you all referred to. woopie!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. imaduck

    imaduck Out Of The Brooder

    thanks for all the great ideas! i will be taking them outside as soon as i can. we've had only one nice day with warm weather when i could take them outside the last couple of weeks, and now we're having a yucky rain storm... so, soon [​IMG] but in the meanwhile, i will see if our cats will part with a ball and rustle up a paper towel tube (that's one of my dog's favorite toys, too).
     

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