Treats for chicks...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JodyJo, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does every one feed their chickens for treats? Mine seem to LOVE grapes, cut up into small pieces and lettuce. I tried, oranges and milk, but I can get them to do anything with lettuce...red leaf. thanks for all the input, I am new to owning chickens, and mine are only about 5 weeks old...such a joy to watch and so fun to be around!
     
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Mine love mashed up boiled eggs...
     
  3. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
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    Boiled eggs, grass trimmings (cut in small pieces), grapes, mealworms, and wet chick mash were all the main treats when mine were chicks. Once they went outside I just throw anything I don't need at them. [​IMG]
     
  4. At 5 weeks old they haven't decided what they like yet. As they get older they will like many other things. But there is always ONE given they will go nuts for.......Meal Worms. As they get older they will go crazy for all kinds of stuff. Scratch is always a good choice. Mine like pizza and lasagna along with broccoli, lettuce, grapes and most of all Tomatoes. Weird birds. [​IMG]
     
  5. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE raisins! I try not to give them a lot of them but they sure do like them. We also give them table scraps (no chicken - just can't do it) and they love bread but we go easy on that too. There are only a few things that I won't let them have - citrus, apple cores and potato peels. The older two really like yogurt. They all seem to like meat of any kind [​IMG] We had some freezer burnt venison - I cooked it and put it in the chopper and then put it out for them - they went crazy for it!

    They really are fun to watch. I have learned to just sit and relax and watch them. When people come to visit they can't believe how snuggly they are. [​IMG] I can't tell you how many times I have heard "I didn't know chickens were friendly" [​IMG]
     
  6. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watermelon!!! I'd be afraid to fall down when feeding them watermelon. They just go crazy, it's like a food frenzy.
     
  7. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ours really like scrambled eggs! They really love it when I make them cheese omelets... [​IMG] they have me trained...
     
  8. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing brings out the piranha in my feathered babies like wild bird seed. I can just barely shake the can it's in and they all line up ready for the feeding frenzy. Watermelon is a close second. I love watching them dive over and under each other to get at the feed dish! I used to feed them out of my hand until they started pecking hard, VERY HARD. Hand feeding lost most of it's appeal after they drew blood. I believe they are definitely kin to velociraptors. And these are my sweet, gentle little silkies! I can't imagine what standard size, half wild ones would be like! Eeeeeeekkkkkkk.......run for your lives !!!!!!
     
  9. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are almost 3 weeks and go crazy for tiny crickets (reptile section @ pet store) and warm cream of wheat. This morning was kinda chilly so I cooked some up for them.
     
  10. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:Ours really like scrambled eggs! They really love it when I make them cheese omelets... [​IMG] they have me trained...

    Mine also like rasins and black oil sunflower seeds (BOSS)...
     

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