Chick Behavior

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rogan_and_Sara, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Rogan_and_Sara

    Rogan_and_Sara In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2008
    Rogan and I have had our 7 chicks for a week now. They are so fascinating to watch and interact with. We got 1 BR - a week old, 2 GLW - 4/5 days old, 1 Speckled Sussex- 4/5 days old, 1 Buff Orpington- 4/5 days old. We also got 1 RIR and 1 Ameraucauna both 3/4 days old.

    I have noticed a few things about their behavior and am wondering what it means. Does anyone know of a good resource that talks about chick/pullet development? Here are some of the things I am curious about:

    1. Some of the chicks will lay down and snuggle into the litter and then a second chick will walk right onto and stand over the first chicks head.

    2. Our Speckled Sussex has brilliant coloring - does that mean s/he might be a roo?

    3. One of the Golden Laced Wyandottes has something stuck a few cms below her vent and I am wondering if it is possible for her to still have a bit of her yolk cord stuck?

    We took them on their second "field trip" to the yard today. They loved kicking up the dirt and pecking the ground for tasty treats. [​IMG]
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Gail Damerow's 'Storey's Guide to Chickens' is an excellent guide, as well as this web site. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008

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