5 week old chick behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FriesianGroupie#1, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. FriesianGroupie#1

    FriesianGroupie#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey!!

    I have 4 5 week old 3/4 Ararucana 1/4 easter egger chicks and one chick loves to lie down flat on it's side! Chick seems just fine, eating and drinking just like its brothers/sisters but the others really dont lay flat on their sides! Twizzler, the chick in question, also seems to flop around and rub on anybody nearby, kinda like he/she is itchy and is using the others as scratching posts . .. is that really what Twizzler is doing? Twizzler isnt slow or sluggish, actually is the chunkiest chick of the four and runs and flies al the time.

    Just a concerned mama 'hen' how knows nothing about chickens!
    Thanks!
    Shereena
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Is that the fastest developing? Could be scratching because os the new feathers coming it.

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    Bethune? As in SC?
     
  3. FriesianGroupie#1

    FriesianGroupie#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    that would make sense!!

    Yes, Bethune SC, we live right smack inbetween Bethune and Cassatt, closer to Cassatt but a Bethune zip lol

    Where in SC are you?

    Shereena
     

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