My loner chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by casumm, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. casumm

    casumm In the Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Watching chick behavior is fascinating. Two weeks in and I'm hooked for life. I am curious about one of our BR babies (we have 2 EE and 2 BR). She is our "one of these kids is not like the others, one of these kids is doing her own thing" chick.

    From day one, she has seemed to distance herself from the other 3 a bit... physically. The 2 EE and Zsa Zsa (BR) will all be cuddled up, roosting on the thermometer, like they do every evening, and Eva will be clear across the brooder. She's pretty brave--the first to walk through the yogurt (but not eat it, because it's evil) and fly out of the brooder when I remove the lid for playtime--and tends to break up any nincompoopery the other 3 get into too.

    Is she independent? Is she the top chick and thus has to remove herself to effectively "rule the roost"? Is she the bottom chick and the other girls are mean to her at recess? Thoughts?



  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    She's just marching to the beat of her own drum. My loner chick from 2007 is now my loner hen. I feel sorry for her sometimes, but she seems perfectly content to do her own thing. If the others are not actively picking on the loner, I wouldn't worry.

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