Broody chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MsSage, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. MsSage

    MsSage Out Of The Brooder

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    My first chicks are almost 3 weeks old. I have one who seems to be always sitting ...she ( I think) will nestle down in the pine shavings and when I take them outside she will do the same in the dirt. Do chicks get broody?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Is she cold?

    No chicks do not go broody.
     
  3. MsSage

    MsSage Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont think so cuz I would think if so she would get up on the milk crate closer to the lamp. I dont take them out unless its over 75. hmmm ok now I am really wondering
     
  4. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is dust bathing. Nothing to worry about, mine do it all the time.
     
  5. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of mine would do the same thing, they are just learning to dust bath!
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Dust bathing is really easy to spot. They shake the shavings up everywhere while kicking under them. If she is not moving and is nestling down, I would wonder.
     
  7. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my buff brahmas dust bathes alot too. At first i thought she was just lazy since whenever id take the chicks outside, everyone else would be scratchin around and shed be huddled down in the dirt scratchin and peckin from her seated position lol. Its super cute to watch them do that stuff so young.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    I know. I'm always thinking, "How do they know how to do that!" :p

    Without a mom to teach them how to do all these things, how would they learn? They sure learn it fast! Mine were all dust bathing by a week or so. I love watching them preen and sunbathe :love
     
  9. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know. Scratchin in the dirt is what trips me out. I had no idea they didnt need to be taught that. I thought for sure I was gonna get to be outside walkin around the yard with a little line of chicks behind me, teachin them how to do all this stuff. Instead Im just some scary thing they run away from that they tolerate watchin over while they figure it all out on their own lol.
     

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