baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rbdsp, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. rbdsp

    rbdsp Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do my chicks keep digging in there cage are they stressed?
     
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are "bathing" or scratching.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Could they be dust bathing?
     
  4. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that is just their natural instincts kicking in - scratching in the dirt then scooting back a step or two to find bugs to eat! I was fascinated when mine started doing it - no mama to teach them - just wired that way! :)
     
  5. rbdsp

    rbdsp Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright thank you, just making sure nothing was wrong this is my first time raising them
     
  6. joeyfender

    joeyfender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya mine do it all the time. They kick their bedding into their water and I always have to clean it out :/ but they aren't stressed just exploring
     
  7. rbdsp

    rbdsp Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I have to change there water constantly cause they kick everything in it, there fun critters to watch hah
     
  8. joeyfender

    joeyfender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will put a small wood platform for the feeder and waterer so they cant kick anything into it.
     
  9. critterwhisper

    critterwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do it all the time,them girls sure can make a mess lol. :)
     

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