8 day old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mommysongbird, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    they keep scratching all of their pine shavings away to peck at the tub they are in. What are they doing??

    I know they are suppose to scratch, but why do they keep pecking at nothing??? [​IMG]
     
  2. SilkieMama17

    SilkieMama17 Out Of The Brooder

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    lol my almost 2 week old chicks peck nonstopped at the sides of their tub lol its hilarious, they look like a bunch of cracked out weirdo's pecking at absolutely nothing!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and I thought I had the only "cracked out weirdos" good to know it aint just me [​IMG]
     
  4. Mom2sixpeeps

    Mom2sixpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    My two week olds do the same thing. Hilarious!
     
  5. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're learning. Just like human kids, they love to make noise.
     
  6. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    So is it also 'learning' when they sweep their beaks through the shavings?

    I have noticed a few of them doing that, kinda looks like their doing a little dance. [​IMG]
     
  7. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine peck at the sides of the box. I think they like the noise.
     
  8. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the sweeping is them cleaning off their beaks. Its a normal behavior [​IMG] Just wait until they learn how to dust bath in the shavings now that is funny to watch.
     
  9. HappyThieves

    HappyThieves Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Mine were doing this yesterday! Then they'd fight over who could sit in the small hole they dug out!

    My favorite thing is how they have become really good friends in such a short time. They are two separate breeds, so the first day or two they were pecking at each other. Now they talk and plan together and get REALLY upset if we take one out and leave the other behind!!
     
  10. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are starting a chick rock band [​IMG].. Mine did the same thing in their tub brooder!!
     

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