Chick trying to peck light

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by enola, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have a barred rock pullet (a 2 week old ) that spends a lot of her time trying to leap up and peck the light bulb in her brooder. She cannot reach it, but today I fixed another brooder box with a higher ceiling so she cannot reach it.

    Why does she do this ???
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Curiousity. They're inquisitive little critters who explore the world with their beaks.

    Careful around chickens and don't let them too close to your eyes. My 2-week old BO chick is suddenly interested in mine. i have to watch her closely.
     
  3. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved my 5 week olds out to the coop but put a light in the coop. I guess I did not put the light high enough and they pecked it until the bulb blew. I thouht maybe it just burnt out but the 2nd did the same thing. Then the 3rd one I watched them peck at it until it blew as well.

    They went without a light from that point forward.

    Darin
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:I just read this to DBF and he laughed himself silly, saying, "dumb {butt} chickens"
     

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