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yees... treats

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raymondjames, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I FOUND A TREAT my chicks like!!! Cottage Cheese! Whoo! tried grapes and yogurt (to my suprise they didnt like it, heard it was usually a favorite) and today took the end of a toothpick, swabbed some CC on it and BAM! one of mine pecked it INSTANTLY and started eating it up!
     
  2. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of trying something for a treat, but not sure if I should. Mine are 5-6 days old. How old are your chicks?
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Mine will eat anything and they are three weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  4. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

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    Try the grapes and yogurt, now! maybe it'l work.
     
  5. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if I should start giving treats at this age.
     
  6. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are a little over 1.5 weeks old. Try treats with yours. But try Cottage cheese first because if they like it it saves a lot of "trying" hassle [​IMG]. They also like Bread, grapes, yogurt (usually). Heres the byc Treat Chart. https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
    I say anything with higher density than their crumble they need grit. if you dont know what grit is then heres an explanation: theyre little pebble that stay in their Crop (where food goes before their stomach, like a "container". Grit grinds the food but they dont need it for normal chick crumble. mine love the purina Mills oyster shell grit. Very good for them and mine love it. It's almost a treat on its own. you should be able to give your chicks grit now but use in moderation. I "salt" their food with grit (or use 1lb grit for every 10lb feed.)
    try some treats! once you find a few things they love, give them up to one treat/day. Full grown chickens can have more and yogurt apprently cn be served in a small bowl when theyre full grown (also improves eggs i hear). thats really all i know about Chicken treats!
     
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  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I would wait till there 1-2 weeks. My dad found a cricket and just tossed it in there and they went crazy, they were only a week old and they have been getting some treats ever since then. Just dont over do treats when you give them.
     
  8. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    spaghetti and rice and hard boiled egg
     
  9. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Wal-Mart carries Alf's Natural Nutrition Brown Rice Cereal, no salt added, in the bagged cereals section, regular price $1, sale price usually $.58, and our poultry go INSANE over it. Our dogs love it too. It smells so yummy I tried some, but it needs salt, lol. Cucumber innards are a big fave, but to get them to eat the whole thing I have to puree it. Pumpkin and butternut squash the same, love the guts but have to cook the flesh for the picky lil things. If you want to see mine really go crazy, just give them some pulled pork - they'd fit right in at my family reunion, lol!
     

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