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Damsel in distress

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Traceaskew, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I've named one of my barred rock chicks that keeps jumping up on top of MHP and then crying until I come in to look at her. It's pretty funny, but I'm wondering if it's normal? I know she can get down, I've seen her do it. Her peeps are soooo loud! It's a full on distress call.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Does this distress call persist no matter what she's doing or where she is? Does it continue even when you're out of this chick's line of sight? If so, then there may indeed be something wrong.

    Have you examined for pasty butt? That results in constipation which is painful.
     
  3. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    No, it's only if she jumps up there alone, and then if I don't come and look at her, she gives up and jumps down, joins the rest and is quiet. I have checked for pasty butt. She had it the first night but not since then. I've seen her poop and it looks normal to me. The night she had pasty butt, I had to soak her in warm water and dry her off. She fell asleep while I was holding her, and I wonder if now she just likes my company? Lol
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you have been well-trained by your chick. Chickens quickly learn that by making a big fuss, we will respond with the attention they have come to enjoy.
     

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