Baby chicks smell

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ant888, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. ant888

    ant888 In the Brooder

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    Hello, when cleaning my brooder today, I noticed some of my chicks smell like their feed. Is this normal?
     

  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    Sounds alright. Better then smelling like something died or poop.
     
  3. ant888

    ant888 In the Brooder

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    I'm not entirely sure, but it smells kind of sweet. I don't know really. Hopefully it's not the poop smell...
     
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  4. ant888

    ant888 In the Brooder

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    Any insight on the smell I described?
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

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    Yes, it's normal.
     
  6. ant888

    ant888 In the Brooder

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    Thanks. I was getting a little worried. :)
     
  7. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

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    Even if you don't see it, their food is pretty dusty and they spend quite a bit of time pecking through it. I would be more surprised if they didn't smell like it.
     

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