Is my chick unique?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenBiscuit, May 22, 2012.

  1. ChickenBiscuit

    ChickenBiscuit In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    I have a 3 week old Silkie and after raising 7 other chickens from babyhood I'm surprised at what I am seeing with this one.

    He eats human food. I had him on the counter and when he discovered my leftover tunafish sandwhich scraps he went nuts! So far he hasn't turned his nose up to anything.

    He escapes his box. The sides were 2 feet high and he some how managed to get out!

    He takes dirt baths.

    These are just things I've never seen my other chicks do so I just wondered if anyone else has seen these behaviors from such a young chick!
  2. FluffChick

    FluffChick Hatching

    May 21, 2012
    My chicks are just now 2 weeks old and they do the same thing. They are all jumping/flying so I had to put a screen over top of brooder to keep them from escaping. They love dirt baths and eat whateve they can get a hold of. I'm new to chickens so I'm trying to keep them on just chick starter but i did add some chick grit.
  3. RonC

    RonC Songster

    Feb 28, 2012
    They are all unique in that they all have a personality. Once they get wing feathers and start leaning to fly escaping the brooder is a game. Chickens will eat about anything! You should try to keep young ones on their starter although small treats are ok.
    They love dust baths. I kept mine on pine shavings and one day I did a head count and was short one. Then I noticed the missing head sticking up out of the bedding where she had buried herself bathing.
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Well, Silkies ARE from another planet [​IMG] but that behavior isn't strange.
    They all have their own personalities, just like us.
    Good luck with them, and [​IMG] from New York!
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    My chicks LOVE tuna sandwiches [​IMG] and whatever else I happen to be eating when they're around.
  6. Apyl

    Apyl Songster

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    All my chicks LOVE people food. We give dinner scraps and they will eat anything. One of their favorite things are speghetti and garlic bread.
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    My chicks eat people food and take dust baths.

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