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I have a leghorn chick (about 4 weeks old) that keeps scratching at her waterer like it's trying to find something, but there's nothing there. I'm worried she's going to hurt herself because she's been doing this for about 2 hours strait. Any ideas what this is about?
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Its could have mitesūüź•
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I have a leghorn chick (about 4 weeks old) that keeps scratching at her waterer like it's trying to find something, but there's nothing there. I'm worried she's going to hurt herself because she's been doing this for about 2 hours strait. Any ideas what this is about?

I'd remove the waterer for 30 minutes, see what it does.

More info on brooder size, number of chicks, bedding etc...might help.

They can get a bit obsessive with scratching.

 

 

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Its could have mitesūüź•

What, mites in the waterer?

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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