Indoor chicks question!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by madisonboe, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. madisonboe

    madisonboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am totally new to the world of chickens so bear with me!
    So I currently have my two baby chicks indoors in a good sized guinea pig cage. (Their coop is in the process of being built and its cold outside) Anyways I noticed today that they have started pushing their bedding aside in the center and was wondering if anyone would know why they did that? Are they bored? Do they not like the bedding? Is it something I should worry about?
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  2. dragonthehunter

    dragonthehunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dust bathing Would be my guess my little guys did that
     
  3. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick doing that under the heat lamp, looks mostly like she is digging for crumbs while the others hog the feeder.
     
  4. caboodleschicks

    caboodleschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry, this is completely normal. All they are doing is scratching for food. This is their natural instance. I have 5 chicks and they are so normal, that when I feed them out of my hand, they scratch at the food in my hand.

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  5. caboodleschicks

    caboodleschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry, it's normal. It's their natural instance. They are just scratching for food. I have 5 chicks and they are so normal, they scratch at the food in my hand.

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  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello cute chicks !!
    You might want to put rubber mats or cardboard under those pine shavings, I wouldn't want them to slip on the plastic floor.

    Chicks love to scratch and peck , you could give them a flat dish with sand in it , they will scratch and dig like a child at the beach[​IMG]

    And yes they do get bored , my chicks played soccer with a ping pong ball all day long!!
     

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