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Help Please! What are they doing?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by love-my-wolves, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Ok, my 1 week old babies have dug a huge hole in their bedding!!! All 3 are fighting to make it wider, digging and pecking at the hole! They've never done anything like this before! They keep pecking at the bottom, but I've checked and see nothing of interest (to me anyway) Is this normal? I'm so nervous that something is amiss!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chicks scratch and dig. It is normal. They make holes and lay in them, wallow in them, sleep in them, dust bathe in them. It's normal. Jut watch them and you will see a pattern develop.
     
  3. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Whew! Thank goodness!! They've never done this before, and seemed soooooo obsessed. I pictured 3 OCD chickens! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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