Chick is burying herself...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cube, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. cube

    cube Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several week old black australorp chicks. They are all growing like weeds but I have one that has been burying herself in the pine shavings. They have plenty of room and food and water. The brooder is kept at 92 degrees and all of the rest seem to be normal but this one worries me because she will bury herself and the rest will walk on her and peck the shavings off of her back. I am afraid she will get smothered. Has anyone seen chicks do this? Is there something wrong with her? or am I overreacting? Someone with more experience than me please send some advise my way. thank you.
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only had chickens about 1 1/2 years now & I have not heard of that before.

    Do you think she might be "advanced" for her age & is trying to take a dust bath? Poor little thing~~getting stepped on like that. [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would say she's trying to dust bathe, the silly little thing!
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Mine are about 1 week and they are starting to take dust baths. They step on eachother all the time. So rude [​IMG]
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    That's normal behavior - she's just dust bathing. I've had several that did the exact same thing from both my batches (last year and this year).

    One will almost be totally buried under the pine shavings and others will walk over her and/or peck shavings off her back.

    No worries.. they're just being chickens.
     
  6. cube

    cube Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! I can stop worrying now!
     
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    lol yup....awww i remember when i first saw my girls duste bathing and sun bathing LOL i was "OMG WHAT IS WRONG ARE THEY SICK!??!?!?! OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" lolol
     

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