Treats for 3 - 4 weeks olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Butterfly65, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Butterfly65

    Butterfly65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wanting to train my Chickees to come to me, but I'm not sure what kind of special treats to offer them from my hand. They do not like freeze dried meal worms. Are fishing worms OK or are they too young for that? I need something that will make them go nuts so they can all be comfortable around me. Too bad I cant buy a bag of bugs. Fishing crickets from the bait shop maybe? Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crickets will jump from your hand, but you can usually find waxworms, which my chicks love. Be sure to give them chick-sized grit if you give them anything but their starter crumble.
     
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  3. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shredded cheddar cheese. Mine have always loved it. Shredded mozzarella looks too much like pine shavings and mine still won't touch it.
     
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  4. RoseMary12

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    I give my 1-week-olds normal worms from the compost garden, but not out of my hand, so I don't know if that'll help you.
     
  5. Hufflefluff

    Hufflefluff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have always loved oats and berries, particularly cut upblueberries and strawberries. Oatmeal also works, as it's a bit softer. But it varies by chick; I would have a chick taste test- fun for everyone and you an see what exactly each chick prefers :)
     
  6. Butterfly65

    Butterfly65 Out Of The Brooder

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    They went Berserk over the shredded cheddar. Omg.
     
  7. Butterfly65

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    Are those fine for 3 week Olds?
     
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  8. corpuscrispy

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    My 4 week old babies absolutely love fresh little worms from my garden I feed them right from my hands.. We also hold and talk to them a lot ( my girls and myself.)
     
  9. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shredded cheese should be fine in moderation at 3 weeks.
     
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  10. josher57

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    I grind up oatmeal or give them steel cut oats straight from the can.
     

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