Treats

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MPLSHens, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. MPLSHens

    MPLSHens In the Brooder

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    Hi! I have a week and a half old chicks, and I was wondering what kind of treats to give them?

    I gave them some bread last night, and they loved it! One would pick up a piece and run around screaming, and the others would drop theirs and follow!

    I have seen that people use yogurt, do you mix it with anything, and just regular plain yogurt?
     
  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

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    You could give the some plain yogurt. I have given mine some dry oatmeal. Theyloved it.
     
  3. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

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    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  4. chaoschicken

    chaoschicken Cackleberry Crazy

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    I'm using puffed rice and oh the talking they give me if I'm late.

    Thanks for the idea of bread. Must try that tonight. [​IMG]

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  5. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

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    I waited until my chicks were 3 wks old and then I gave them things that seemed healthier for them. Meaning things with protein, rather then all starch.

    I gave grit free choice first, so they could digest the snacks. First snack was meal worms. LOVED them and LOVED me for giving them the worms. They started flying up on my hands, arm, edge of brooder.

    I then made scrambled eggs and chopped up real fine so they were the size of the meal worms. LOVED that just as much.

    I only introduced snacks one time a week in the beginning because I wanted them to eat their starter food as primary source.

    I dug up clumps of sod that had dirt attached. The first day they didn't want to get close to it. Next day it was almost gone.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hard boiled eggs and plain yogurt were my chicks first treats.
     
  7. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    Yogurt - OM GOSH they loved it with some starter sprinkles on top.

    Now at 11 weeks they love love love cherries and a half of a tangerine.

    Or Carrots
    or cabbage

    a cricket or two

    wormy worms

    Caroline Jax FL
     
  8. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
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  9. mamahenny

    mamahenny In the Brooder

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    Whenever I cut watermelon I leave the rind out there (with some red on it of course) they love it! They eat it until it is white!
     
  10. mamahenny

    mamahenny In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] (I'm new too!)
     

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