Yogurt as a treat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by polishchickens111, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks did the funniest thing today. We gave them yogurt for the first time. Eventually, one tried it. She tasted it for a second, and then screeched and wiped her beaks in the shavings. Will they get used to it?
     
  2. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine never did. I tried yogurt several times and got the same reaction. Some people's chicks on here love the stuff.
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I gave it to them and had a positive reaction, I had mushed in a hardboiled egg. Ever after, it was a riot when the dish went down. They still wipe their beaks though. Was that the first mushy thing they ever ate? Mine had that reaction the first few times they ate strawberries, and now it's mayhem.
     
  4. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yogurt is my girls absolute favorite treat-they are 12 and 13 weeks old. They were wary of it at first too. [​IMG] They still wipe their beaks every time! [​IMG]
     
  5. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love it too!
     
  6. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was their first treat, a lot of people reccomended yogurt so we put a dish down. At first they ignored it, except for stepping in it. [​IMG] Then 2 of them ate ate it and rubbed their beaks, which of course inspired all of them to rub their beaks. I put some on my finger and they politley sampled it, but they weren't thrilled.
     
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  7. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sometimes takes them a few tries before they accept something different. Mine were so funny the first time they tried it. They were like "blech!!" Now they love it.
     
  8. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only time I tried yogurt for the chicks all they did was walk around in it and stare at it. I tried sprinkling some dried oatmeal on top (one of their favorite treats) which got a few to peck at it. When I checked back in a little bit later the paper plate was a filthy mess. I couldn't tell whether they had actually eaten any or just tracked it all over the place. Perhaps I should be patient and try again.
     
  9. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the beak wiping cracks me up!! you'd think they're all neat and tidy or something.
     
  10. henovergal

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    Our girls are coming up on four weeks of age. Today was their second time with yogurt. It was 'circle the wagon' event for a bit, but they appeared to enjoy it. (They were also served 'home-grown' strawberry pieces.) Our parrots absolutely love the stuff and wipe their beaks every time they eat it. My interpretation of that behavior is they are just cleaning their beaks. [​IMG]

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