What else can I but in my chicks' brooder besides food and water?

fushalilly

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Mar 9, 2008
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They are two weeks old and they look like they get bored in their little brooder with just food and water to stare at all day. Can I put a plant or something in there that they can peck at? Or am I just being overly concerned of my chicks boredom? I mean, its a big brooder, but the three of them seem to get bored, ya know? Haha, I feel bad!
 

love-my-wolves

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Mar 14, 2008
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I have 2 small stuffed animals which they love, a couple of branches that mimick a perch, and a ferret house. It is round and plastic, like a cave. They love to go in it, like a mini coop!
 

Rte.66_chicks

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Feb 22, 2008
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What good ideas! I fed mine some mealworms today, and laughed myself silly at the "Keystone Cops" routine they put on trying to keep their mealworm from the others. I think I'll try your suggestions! I wonder if I can get a stuffed animal that resembles a chicken?
 

professor-yellow

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Mar 23, 2008
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I have a roosting bar made of wood dowel and they love to hop on and off all day even at 2 weeks old. its only a couple of inches off the fllor. I also tiw abundle of garden greens and hold it at eye level. They love to peck at it and try and get a piece. My daughter gives them worms which are a real treat.

Seems they never get bored and dont peck at each other.
 

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