Typical kids!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tiny529, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    I know that I said I'd do it at 2 weeks, but I decided to give my chickies a little plate with some green leaf lettuce, a few carrot shavings, and a little bit of diced green pepper just now. Their reaction? They ran to the plate, took one look, and walked away. No one even picked up a single piece! I could almost hear them saying, "Lettuce? Seriously Ma... What were you thinking?" [​IMG]
  2. greenbottle27

    greenbottle27 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Southern NJ
    This is where I'd try to sucker my toddler and be like..... "Look buddy, maybe the chickies need to see you eat some veggies first!" *lol* [​IMG]

    Any changes on who the "friendliest" is? I have a 3 year old and am getting a couple chicks after vaca in August. We obviously want a friendly, sociable, laying flock too. I am so jealous of all you guys and your chicks!!
  3. urban hen momma

    urban hen momma Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 17, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    [​IMG] yep... mine didn't even want grapes at two weeks. Mashed hard boiled egg mixed in plain yogurt went over pretty well though [​IMG]
  4. DesertChickLover

    DesertChickLover Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    I know what you mean! I got a new hen, a month or two old, and she won't peck at anything I give that isn't feed from a store. The older girls come running anytime they see me with food, but she just runs away from me! I'm glad to hear that this behavior isn't unique to her. Maybe she doesn't like rotten produce...
  5. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG] Fortunately both of my kids are pretty good about eating their veggies. [​IMG]

    My favorite chick so far is my Dominique. She's super friendly. Some of the others are starting to realize that I'm not going to gobble them up after all and are getting a little friendlier. I think feeding them from my hand is helping that. I'm still trying to pick them up a couple of times per day, but the reaction is always the same. Total freakout.

    Mine go nuts when I put in hard-boiled egg. Picture half a dozen 4 year olds in a small room containing a bucket full of jelly beans. That's about how these girlies act when I give them a plate with a finely diced hard-boiled egg on it!
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My big girls are about 2 yrs. and still turn their beaks up at lettuce and carrots. I think it's because they mostly freerange, and have ample greens available to them daily [​IMG] In your case it may just be that they haven't a clue (and are therefore suspicious of) what that stuff is. I know my little ones were terrified of watermelon when I first introduced it to them [​IMG] But now they love it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011

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