Tried mealworms hysterical

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dreamwallaby, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Camden County NJ
    Offered my 6 wk old girls mealworms for the first time. You would have thought I threw a snake on there. They ran to the opposite side of cage and were jumping on top of eachother to get away from the worms. These were tiny worms, lol. Finally after 5 min my amerileg got brave and tried one. She loved it, went to grab two mote at once and the other chicks started chasing her for them. Silly chickens.
  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    They are so fuunnny when they figure out what bugs are! Next time they'll dive like fighter pilots after them. [​IMG]

    I gave mine mealworms for the first time at the same age as yours and brave Beatrice, my BR barely hesitated. Well, the rest had to chase her instead of grabbing one, then they realized they could get one too. My funniest treat was Cheerios. They all grabbed one ran around, chased each other and then--dropped them. They had no idea they could eat them [​IMG]
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Ya, I was the same way the first time someone fed me mealworms. [​IMG]
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
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  5. babsbag

    babsbag Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    Anderson, CA
    One of my older hens caught a lizard the other day and she had the whole flock after her. She looked pretty funny running around with a lizard hanging out of her mouth, but she couldn't stop and eat it because everyone else wanted a part of it. Hope they do the same with snakes.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  6. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    one of mine had a bright yellow dandylion on a long stem and all the outers ran around trying to catch the yellow part [​IMG] she kept trying to turn around to make sure she still had it!
  7. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Central N.S.
    I threw a moth in with my almost 2-week olds; hysteria followed. As soon as one took it, the other 2 were on her like women at a shoe sale. Too funny!

    btw, are moths ok for them to eat? [​IMG]
  8. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
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