Chick behavior?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JaceAgain, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal chickie behavior or is the little black one a bully?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not bullying - the black chick may be cold and is trying to get under the others for warmth much as it would go under its mother.
     
  3. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok :) I put them back in the brooder right afterword, thinking she might be cold. She looks a bit younger than the other two, he said they were 1-2 weeks old.
     
  4. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that it may have been trying to get warm. But chicks also get nervous when in a strange setting. Their instinct is to hide under momma. (or the whatever is available.)
    This is completely normal behavior. Very cute babies! Love 'em![​IMG]
     
  5. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Ok another one, pecking at each other? I just moved them to a larger brooder, an xl dog crate, if that makes a difference.
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Normal. They do need more space...or will soon.
     
  7. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! Nervous chicken mama I guess :)
     

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