Do chicks get separation anxiety?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henvy, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. henvy

    henvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2012
    I work from home and have the brooder in my office. I get up early and spend about two hours with the babies, sort of doing yoga - but I tend to stop whenever I hear a cry or some other cute-sounding chirp/noise, to interact with the chicks in some way. Then, I get to work for 8-10 hours just a few feet away from the chicks - where they can see me. I then check on the chicks several times before they bed down for the night . . . .

    Am I creating a situation where the chicks are going to get anxious when I'm not there? Is that possible?

    I know I feel anxious when I'm away from them for too long. Good Grief. :)
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I have had turkey poults get needy when they can't see me and call and call, but chicks don't seem to care as much. They might miss you but I don't think it causes anxiety.

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