chicks afraide of a pen!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by [email protected], Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chirping

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    I held a black pen tip up to my couple day olds and they all backed up to the back of the tank like they where very scared (they usually run up to the glass). why would they be scared of a pen?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They are scared of anything foreign and anything that comes from above. Chickens are eaten by most everything, so they are very cautious.
     
  3. Most chickens are neophobic
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

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    Put a couple of mill worms in there or crickets. Then they will not run away!! Chicken keep away!! very funny
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chirping

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    i had it come from the side of the brooder to see their reaction. Today i tried the same thing and they tried to eat it this time, i was surprised they didn't try to eat it the first time.
     

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