Crazy chick.. spinning in circles?


11 Years
Aug 31, 2008
Humboldt County, CA
I have one little chick that spins circles when she gets freaked out. Is this normal? She's healthy and acts like the other ones, just spins more.

It's been awhile since I've had chicks and I haven't noticed my other two doing it. She's a buff orpington and around a little over a week old.
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13 Years
Nov 10, 2008
Fitzwilliam NH
My little ones spin when they are excited, like they can't decide where to go. They were doing it quite a bit tonight while I gave them spikes (a small maggot-like worm that turns into some sort of moth left to their own devices). They would grab a spike and spin around with excited peeps and then finally run one direction or another. Not all of them acted that way though, but I'd say 6 or 7 of them did that out of my 26. Maybe some other BYC member will see something else in your post that you should be concerned about, but for now I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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