Yummy mommy, treats!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheOLDNewChick, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    So, I was wondering what I could give my two weekers as a treat? Like lettuce or fruit or something? Thanks.
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    First you will need to give them grit, probably a pan with some dirt or sand from the yard would do. Then pretty much whatever they will eat. No raw potatoes or skins, though, as they are toxic. It's fun to give grapes or cherry tomatoes (I usually cut in half or quarters), small pieces of bread (they especially love cornbread), or even oatmeal or yogurt. It's so much fun to watch one grab something and run all over the place so noone takes it.
  3. momma-hen

    momma-hen Songster

    Jan 25, 2007
    If you have an inconspicuous(sp?) spot, dig a shovelful or two of grass/clover/dirt in a clump for them to rip up. They'll get their grit at the same time.
  4. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    My girls love apples (and the peels), strawberries (i even just throw in the tops after we've been eating them in the house), corn on the cob/corn in general, I think brussel sprouts (but i cut them up into quarters and cooked)...my girls don't like uncooked food...oh and they LOVE eggs. And for the grit...i usually try to rub their treats in dirt first and than sprinkle it around their run...
    and WORMS! the first time they found a worm, one girl ran around for 10 min b/c she didnt know what to do with it. so funny.
    have fun!
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    niger seed (thistle seed)
    mealworms (if you want to start a mobscene)
    haven't tried yogurt yet, but I hear they love it.
    lettuce, sometimes

    My co-worker and I have 6-week old chicks, and we were talking yesterday about dog owners and how sometimes the dog and owner resemble each other. So then we thought, gee, what does that say about US? We said, oh, we're not at all like chickens, then we realized that when one of us has a yummy snack, the other always tries to horn in on it. We don't exactly get into a rawkus game of keepaway in the office, but it comes close sometimes.
  6. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Peach Bottom
    mine are 11 days, and we gave them the first treats yesterday! watermelon, we couldn't get anyone to eat it, so i picked one up, and kind of rubbed it on his beak, he slurped it all up and then attacked me when i wouldn't give him more, he was the only one who would eat it for like 1/2 hour, then somothers started pecking at the rind and then they all pretty much figured it out lol-- can they have peaches???
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    are boiled potatoes ok? Mine loved them but someone said in a post here that they are toxic??????? is it only if raw?Tell me more?I'm glad for all the great sugestions here.
  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I think that the cooked potatoes are safe although the raw are toxic.

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