In the Brooder
- Apr 28, 2015
We have 6, 6~ week old chicks, one for each member of the family. My 4y/o daughter loves to hold them of course. We've taught her to be gentle and move slow as to not scare them. She always goes to hold hers. Here's where it get interesting. She will eventually catch hers, hold it like a babydoll, kinda on its back. She sings it little songs and chick will close it's eyes as if falling asleep. I can't imagine a chicken liking being on its back so we tell her to hold it upright and she does, then sings and the chick still closes it's eyes and she rocks it gently like a baby. When she stops the chick "wakes" back up. None of the other chicks do this. I was wondering if this was a chicken sign for something other than contentment?