Leghorn chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MMchickie, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. MMchickie

    MMchickie New Egg

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    I have a leghorn chick (about 4 weeks old) that keeps scratching at her waterer like it's trying to find something, but there's nothing there. I'm worried she's going to hurt herself because she's been doing this for about 2 hours strait. Any ideas what this is about?
     
  2. toomuch

    toomuch Out Of The Brooder

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    Its could have mites[​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd remove the waterer for 30 minutes, see what it does.
    More info on brooder size, number of chicks, bedding etc...might help.
    They can get a bit obsessive with scratching.


    What, mites in the waterer?
     

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