BUSTED Chickies!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lswatson111304, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I gave them a bowl of sand this morning after cleaning their brooder. I was waiting and waiting to watch them play in it and they wouldn't they were first afraid to check it out. Then they ventured into stepping in. That was it. I waited outside with them for 30 mintues. I went back in, and came back out to check and they are COVERED in sand. So cute. They looked at me like "Uh oh, we're busted"
    Their brooder was so pretty and clean before.
    Oh and they are eating the paper towels, whats up with that?

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    You can tell on the silkies that they look so dull and dusty! LOL
     
  2. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should not need the paper towels anymore. They should now know what is food and what is not. What do you have underneath the towels?
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Get rid of those paper towels and put some pine shavings down.......That's what I would do. It'll make things smell better and the brooder will look much neater. [​IMG]
     
  4. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pine shavings under. I wasn't sure how long to use the paper towels! LOL Thanks!
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep the dust bath is funny stuff. I love watching them take a bath its funny!!
     
  6. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the same....saw them rolling int he pine shavings so went and got some DE. Put it in a bowl and waited...and waited...and waited. [​IMG] nothing! Went inside to fill the water bottle and put the dogs back in---came back to dust everywhere and the babies scurrying into the corner like "uh-oh...were we supposed to do that?" [​IMG] I'll see it eventually.
     
  7. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, I mixed the sand with DE just to multipurpose. Plus, I'm worried about anything that might be in our sand. We do have fleas...so yeah, dual purpose!
     
  8. ring6992

    ring6992 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww what great fun for them! Dont you just love watching baby animals discover new and fun things? What breed is the chick in the sand box in the 2nd pic?
     
  9. shelleen

    shelleen Out Of The Brooder

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    Dust baths are always fun. I never thought of giving them a sandbox in the brooder. Great idea!

    When my darlings got moved out to the big girl coop, they proceeded to dig a hole (it was all grass in that area) big enough that the hens can lay in it & their backs are level with the ground. Not exactly what you want in the path where you walk in the semi-darkness!! The first time I "noticed" it...I stepped in it, lost my balance & tried to keep from falling into the electric fence nearby. I'm sure the goats wondered what I was doing. [​IMG]
     
  10. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a quail in the 2nd pic. She is our only lonely one. WE need to get some more, and to build her home!
     

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