Chicks are here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Irish Cluck, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Irish Cluck

    Irish Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got delivery of 15 3 day old Barred Rocks. They all seem happy and have moved into the makeshift brooder (a kiddie pool with pine shavings). Heat doesn't seem to be a problem as they are circulating to and from the heat lamp and eating just fine. The question is... why do the keep pecking at the side of the pool? It's constant, sounds like rain on a plastic corrugated roof! Is this normal?
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I don't know the answer to your question since I've never raised chicks before. However, I wanted to ask you where you got your chicks? Did you order them from a hatchery? Which one?
     
  3. Irish Cluck

    Irish Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered from "My Pet Chicken.com" all arrived happy and healthy.
     
  4. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could think there is something to eat on the sides? Mine will peck the water jar when I refill it and flip it over. The bubbles and noise make them want to eat it I guess lol they will randomly peck the sides of their brooder too.

    congrats on the babies [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the kiddie pool decorated with different designs? I remember when I first got mine and there was a teeny tiny little dot on the wall of their brooder..... they NEVER stopped pecking at it! [​IMG] It was funny at first but then it got annoying
    It's just a chick thing [​IMG] Peck at anything in sight
     
  6. Cygnis

    Cygnis Out Of The Brooder

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    My Light Brahma pecks at a birthmark I have on my hand -- I think it may be something they think is food! Hehehe
     
  7. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    newborn chickes liketo peckat anythingincludingthere owntoes there just curios ( thats what i read anyway ) i just got 3 of my own on saturday and they peck at everything goinh including the screws in the nest box ! mum( buff orpington) looks afterthem every second of the day bless her!
     

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