i have 5 week old chicks & why do they do that???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrea98, May 10, 2009.

  1. andrea98

    andrea98 Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    in my barnyard....ohio
    when the get ready to go to sleep the flop around in the bedding kinda excessive to the point i thought something was wrong , only to see them make a "nest" to the point of throwing bedding out of the cage, is this normal for both hens & roos to do?
    [​IMG]<------- kinda like that lol
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
    Hi, Im pretty new to chicken myself, and I kinda freaked out alittle when I saw my babies doing this too, but they are most likely just dust bathing and it feels good to them! I thought that one of my girls was having seisures she was so intense about it! LOL They get all comfy cosy and go to sleep, they sound perfectly normal too me! Have fun with with your chicks if yours are like mine ( and me knowing vertually nothing about the behaviors) will do alot of things that will freak you out, just do like me and run to the computer and byc and ask alot of questions!LOL I bet I got 10 questions posted of every week Ive owned these babies, Im surprised that /BYC hasn't banned me for being a nuicence! LOL Take care Sandy

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