Yayyyy - my babies FINALLY discovered treats!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickLit, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. ChickLit

    ChickLit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For three weeks now, whenever I gave my 5 babies treats, they just looked at it... well, they walked through the yogurt (except one who got a little bit on her beak and yelled like she was being murdered ("get this off my beak!") LOL

    They were scared of the scrambled egg, and all huddled in the corner till I took it away... [​IMG]

    This morning I decided to try fine spaghetti ... again, they just looked at it. Then I picked up some in my fingers, and the two who have recently started to come over to me to get chest rubs tasted tentatively, then grabbed a noodle and ran around the pen...with everyone else in hot pursuit!! It was HYSTERICAL!! [​IMG]

    Even the one who is most stand-offish took some from my hand [​IMG] I feel like we've broken a major barrier now. YAY!! [​IMG]
     
  2. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool!
     
  3. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Neat, I've only given my girls freeze dried mealworms so far I am eager to try some different things as well. P.S. They go INSANE over the worms!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickLit

    ChickLit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sooooo want to get some mealworms for them, but they're awfully expensive [​IMG]
     
  5. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YEAH they are!! I had to do it though! Got em the 3500 count bag for $10. Bought two of them but they love em so much. Also now that my Aunt and Mom are planting flowers alot I tend to feed them earthworms they find as well. Thats hysterical to watch them run around after who has the worm.
     
  6. TracyLK

    TracyLK Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did you get the mealworms from?
     
  7. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chicks were slow to catching on that treats were good, too. But, once you find the magical thing that they like, it is great fun after that. It's still one of the most rewarding parts of keeping chickens; to feed them treats and spend a little time with them. I just love the excited or contented sounds they make while chowing down on their treats. When I am out of treats, they even get excited about their regular feed coming from my hand, like it is more special than what I just put in their feeder.
     
  9. MamiPollo

    MamiPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure we used to fish with mealworms, and they were nowhere near that expensive. Check a baitshop! You have to keep them in the refrigerator, but they are in a sealed container so they cannot escape.
     
  10. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The ones we're referring to are freeze dried, thats why they are so costly. But thats a good idea to just go buy some live one for them, would def be less expensive.
     

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