Yesterday, the chicks got a taste of food other than their normal chick crumble. A few people had recommended that I feed them some hard-boiled egg yolk (this seems so odd to me), as this is what farmers used to feed their chicks back before there was chick starter feed. I gave it a shot and, at first glance, they were *completely* unimpressed.
Here they are, eyeing the new food stuff with suspicion:
After about ten minutes of cautious investigation, however, they suddenly went wild over it. Some began running around their box with bits of egg and pine shavings in their mouths,chirping loudly, which caused the others to make a mad dash after them, trying to grab the delicacy out of their mouths.
(My apologies in advance for my goofy laughter...)
Silly chickens. If they didn't feel it necessary to BROADCAST their SECRET to EVERYBODY, nobody would have chased them to begin with!