Treats for Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ginbart, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Now that my babies are a week old is there any treats I could give them? My granddaugher gave them a wheatie [​IMG] this morning they all grabed it but none of them ate it. Coud you give me any idea's. Thanks Ginbart
     
  2. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont know, I have some that are 3 days oul & happy as a lark. I went to the field & cut the tops out of some wheat stalks -still green & they had a ball with it I also threw a few popcorns in from the movie .. That would make a great video they grabbed the popcorn & played keep away. But I don't have a clue as if this is acceptable or not.... It just breaks up the boredom I think.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    OK, I was about ready to jump out of my chair and flog my house. Your bug scared the heck out of me. LOL. We are still cold here and the temp outside is only 40 so I can't get anything outside. I think I will try the popcorn without salt. Or I may try Cheerieo's. Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks have some definite favorites, the top picks seem to all start with 'C'...maybe cause their Chicks? Number one on their list: cucumbers (quartered), then cauliflower (Florets) and cabbage (quartered). They also like celery (sticks and chopped) and carrots (chopped only). Crickets and mealworms were also a hit. Oh yea, and since they were very young they have always, and still do, love dry oatmeal. I give them extra grit, just to assure they can digest what I give them. When they turned 3 weeks I put a pan of dirt in with them, they love to dig in it and find their own grit. I mix it up with a little extra grit every day. They also dust in it and kick it all over, but they are in the basement so its okay.
    Hope that helps.
     
  5. YoungChickenOwner

    YoungChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have always given mine yogurt, sliced appel, and a little carrot cake every once in awhile.

    However; I have had chicks not accept the yogurt...but others have...[​IMG].. the ones who did accept it LOVED IT! Especially the kind with little bits of fruit in it! [​IMG]
     
  6. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I would wait until they are at least 3-4 weeks to give them treats. All they need right now is their feed and water. Whenn old enough I give them grapes, cut in half, melon and cheese.
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    OH Boy, [​IMG] I gave them some oatmeal. Not much maybe 1/3 cup for 9 chicks? will it hurt them? ginger
     
  8. sf49ersy

    sf49ersy New Egg

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    I gave my two week old chicks cooked macaroni from an easy mac packet (without the cheese). They loved it! Only did it once and probably won't do it for a while but it was fun. I don't want to hurt their growth so chick feed is it for now. They played keep away.
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been adding a little water to cap full of chick starter and they seem to like it as a treat. All 8 will encircle the cap and finish it in a few minutes. I also added a coffee can full of shavings today and left it in mound form. In a few seconds, a few were diving in, playing king of the hill and in no time had it spread out pretty even.
     
  10. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    The tops of the wheat is still green. They pick & have a ball with it. If a chick gets a seed off the stalk its a race for life Every one wants it and is ready to fight for it . they run & chase each other & squalk! [​IMG] they are funny birds. Today is there 5th day
     

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