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Is this behavior normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DangerChickenHouse, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY wife says she has seen our 5 week old chicks sneeze. I'm not sure if it's a sneeze, but they do wipe their beaks afterwards.

    Also, bubbles out of the beaks?

    And finally, we go sit with them in the run throughout the day. At dusk they start crawling all over us (we don't pick them up, they hop in our laps) and start crying. Is this because it's getting dark out? We are bringing them inside around this time.
     
  2. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sneezing thing doesn't seem normal to me. As for the hopping in your lap and crying, I know my babies got quite agitated when it started getting cooler and darker until I got them back in their cozy brooder so they could settle in for the night. I'd keep checking with some of the more expert chicken folks on that sneezing thing though.
     
  3. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for responding! They are back inside, in their pet carrier (no brooder here), and in our dark office. They are quiet. I think they wanted to go to bed. Now I know what that chirp/cry means!
     

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