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Chicks scattered all their food suddenly

post #1 of 8
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I dont know if I have a problem. These chicks are about 5 days old. Everythings been going great, very contented. Today I noticed they scattered all their food. A large amount. Nearly an entire chick feeder. Theres only 3 chicks. They dont sound so contented either. Chirping a bit. Is there any idea of what, if anything is going on?

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post #2 of 8
When I brood chicks they are extremely wasteful with their feed, they seem to like to just keep spooning it out of the feeders, so that's normal. As far as the chirping, I would double check my temperatures as they make more noise when it's too hot or cold.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 8
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Ok thanks. It just seemed odd. I know they throw food around, but today all of it? theyre under a heating pad and they dont seem to be hanging out by the edge. Its going down to the 30s tonight again. so I'll go check them again, now that its dark to see if theyre theyre still chirping (it wasnt loud I should add), and where theyre hanging out under the pad, tucked deep in where its lower, or closer to the opening where its both an inch higher and obviously closer to the cold air. thanks for the reply

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post #4 of 8

I don't think there is anything to worry about.  They have learned to scratch.   I might suggest that you place the feeder and waterer on a brick something to raise it up a little.

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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post #5 of 8
I use a heat lamp so I can't help with whether they are warm enough.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks Choco Maran. They are already.

 

oldhens, thanks. I just checked. They seem warm enough. Theyre not deep under nor near the opening. About dead center

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post #7 of 8

They are scratching in their food. Raise their food up, it will help a bit.

post #8 of 8
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Yeah I guess thats it. My boyfriend said he did see them pecking at the foodwile I was at work, so they did eat. I'll just raise the food up more. 

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