Good grief! What have I done - LOL!
I decided to try something with these baby chicks to see if I could tame them with food - all other babies I've had before have been terrified of humans approaching them in their condo until they were about three to four months of age, so time to change something!
As soon as they were about five days old, I started putting a bit of freshly sprouted alfalfa in their brooder a couple times a day.
At first they were scared of the stuff, then as soon as one tasted a sprout it was game over - the little piranhas let loose and have been getting greedier with each feeding!
It's hilarious, really.
I need to get a video for you guys!
Now every time I go to the barn and they hear my voice they start peeping like mad, all lined up like little soldiers against the front of their screened condo door, demanding to be fed.
Barely two and three weeks old and they've got me trained well, eh?
Anything I put in my hand that I stick in their condo gets me covered in hysterical, clawing peepers who can't seem to grab and swallow fast enough, LOL!
They've had cooked rice, bits of cooked meat, alfalfa sprouts and whole-wheat bread, which seems to be their favorite.
It makes them go MAD!
Most entertaining, lively, healthy and sweet peepers ever :-D