HELP!!! Chick Rolling around and scratching in bedding.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cub, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. cub

    cub Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my RIR chicks(4weeks old) is rolling around and scratching on her side. Is this normal?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Relax! It sounds like your chick is enjoying a dustbath. It's how they clean their feathers.
     
  3. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby chicks roll around and scratch all the time. I thinks its normal chicky behavior. Some even pass out on their sides sleeping. What kind of chickies are they?
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    LOL....oh yes and it seems to be about the most fun a chicken can have!!! [​IMG] Just wait til she is a big girl doing it in the dirt outside! [​IMG]
     
  5. cub

    cub Out Of The Brooder

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    Whew!!!! [​IMG] Thanks I thought I was doing something wrong. The two oldest (Molly and Myrtle) are Rhode Island Reds. I have 8 BOs that arent even a week old yet.
     
  6. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute!! I got a baby Rhode Island Red today for my birthday!! The are sooo cute when they are little!! [​IMG]
     
  7. friendnotfood

    friendnotfood New Egg

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    I know this is an older post, but my 2 week old chicks just started this and it freaked me out!! I thought it was having a stroke or a seizure!! Normal chicky behaviour...ugh I swear I am more sensitive to things than when I had my own kids!

    Thank you for clearing this up, I just glanced over at the girls and they are happy as can be. Whew!
     
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Wait til you see them "dead" out sunbathing. :D
     
  9. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no kidding! i caught mine all lying on their backs and feet up in the air!
     

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