I think my chicks are bored

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5peeps, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got 5 chicks on friday and I think they are bored all they do is dig and pick the side of the tub they are in is there anything I can do or put in there to inter-tan them , also they are 2 weeks old , how much can you handle them .
    2 Buff -Orpington
    2 Black -Sex-Links
    1 Easter Egger

    Thanks
    The Newbie
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have any roosts? How about birdie toys like at Petsmart?
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    You can handle this as much as you want just make sure you are holding them in a draft-free place and that they are not too cold.

    I have heard the balls with bells in them for cats amuse them. You can put a small container of soil from outside in there and let them scratch in it.

    There scratching is not boredom as much as it is a natural instinct to scratch and dig up roots and bugs. They are practicing and learning how to be big girls. [​IMG]
     
  4. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so thank you guys for the reply .
    I put 2 roosts in and got them a ball with a bell in it , It's like the 5 of them are playing soccer now . [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks again
    The Newbie
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008

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