Treats for 6 Week Old Chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Abby32922, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some 5. Week old chicks and they will be 6 weeks old tomorrow! [​IMG] What are some treats that would be safe for them? I've tried giving them bananas and peas but they just run to one side of the pen away from them [​IMG] Any suggestion?
     
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  2. irfxr

    irfxr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love corn on the cob !
     
  3. Abby32922

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    Cool, I might try that! Have any idea why they are so scared of bananas and peas? [​IMG]
     
  4. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love fresh crickets, mealworms, watermelon, yogurt with oats, etc.
     
  5. irfxr

    irfxr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe because it's something new in their territory??
    Give them a little time and maybe one will get interested and the rest will follow ...
     
  6. irfxr

    irfxr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stared treats with crushed up boiled eggs ...
     
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  7. Abby32922

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    Not to be rude, but that just sounds.....wierd....and cruel....
     
  8. irfxr

    irfxr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really ??? They love them, I got the idea from others on this site ... Sorry
     
  9. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, hard-boiled eggs are a very nutritious treat for chicks. As long as they are getting grit (which is important if they don't have access to the ground no matter what 'treat' you give them), it's a good source of protein and other yummy stuff. Eggs are a lot better to use for treats than nutritionally void food which is the equivalent of chicken 'junk' food. I hard-boil the eggs and then chunk them up with a pastry cutter. The chicks go nuts for it. It's not cruel or weird. You might not want to know the truth, but chickens are omnivores and they are cannibalistic by nature, so judgements based on your human morals don't apply.
     
  10. Abby32922

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    Eh, maybe I'll try it
     

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