Baby chick pecks at invisible things in the air.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MadHatcher, May 14, 2011.

  1. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    We just hatched our first new baby chick from the eggs of the birds we got last fall. He is a very happy healthy little 6 day old chick now. We have him in a brooder indoors, since the grown chickens didn't want anything to with the little guy. Hopefully when the chick gets bigger, we can introduce them slowly.

    Anyway, the chick seem great in every way, but does this weird thing. She seems like she is pecking at nothing. Not against walls or floors, but in the air. She cocks her head, and seems to be concentrating, then acts like pecking at a bug flying by, but we can't see anything. Not too worried about it, since it's not constant, but it's weird. Anyone else see this happen with their chicks?
     
  2. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen it irregularly, I thought maybe it was a muscle spasm or something. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen my little ones go after the downy fuzz they shed. They eat what they catch.
     

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