Chick neurosis?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stretchc1, May 7, 2009.

  1. stretchc1

    stretchc1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2008
    Day 2 with my first flock:

    My little Black Australorp spends A LOT of time sort of pacing back and forth and chirping pretty loudly next to the wall of the brooder facing where I usually sit when I'm watching them. The brooder is one of those big, "clear" plastic bins, so she can both see out and see a vague reflection of herself. The weird thing is that when I reach my cupped hand in to the brooder and leave it still, she comes over and hops on and off and seems to calm down a bit.

    It's kind of heartwarming--I'm happy that she's not skittish. But on the other hand, I don't want her going bonkers when I'm not "in" the brooder with her. She also seems to nap less than the other 3.

    The other chicks are more or less indifferent to "the hand from above."

    Any thoughts?
  2. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    i'm not an expert, but it doesn't sound like she's sick or that the heat is too much/little... it's nice that she's not skittish!

    good luck!
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    sounds like she just wants to snuggle under your wing.
  4. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Maybe a pocket baby? [​IMG]

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