5 day old chick taking bird baths?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sdeneen2001, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She knows how to drink and drinks some water from the ice cube tray and then dunks her head it in and takes a bath like she's a robin?! Anyone else's do this? She's a cute little chick (how's that for redundant!) from the Speckled Sussex bin.
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm a first time mom to chicks and mine don't do that. How cute.
     
  3. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also a first time mom to hicks, but none of mine do that either.... does she walk differently or really attack her feed (like she has bad eyesight-depth percetion is off?) Maybe the dunking isn't on purpose ....she just overestimates the distance and then has to shake off the extra water?. I don't really know though, but I don't think it'll hurt her!
     
  4. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow major typo.... I just called my kids hicks (hahaha) Obviously I meant first time mom to chicks!
     

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