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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kerroppi76, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. kerroppi76

    kerroppi76 Out Of The Brooder

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    After I cleaned the brooder thought the girls would like a treat. So I cut up carrots, zucchini, and blueberries. After a little while I went in to check to see if they liked them and saw my easter egger laying on top of 2 of my silkies...IS this normal? The silkies are 4 1/2 weeks old and the EE is 5 1/2 weeks..

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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicks have a natural inclination to roost under Mama. In the absence of a true Mama, they will often try to climb under another chick in the brooder - especially if they are different sizes (smaller chicks will try to crawl under larger).
     
  3. kerroppi76

    kerroppi76 Out Of The Brooder

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    it doesn't mean they are too cold or anyhting?
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    At these ages I wouldn't be worried about them being too cold, unless you have your house set to be a refrigerator!
     
  5. kerroppi76

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    no actually they are in the hottest rom in the house and I opened the window for a little fresh air since it is 80* here today. THanks for the info!
     

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