My new chicks are scared of a stick!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DebbieParker, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. DebbieParker

    DebbieParker Out Of The Brooder

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    Our new chicks are about a week old. We keep them in the house in a dog crate with a heat lamp. I got the bright idea today to put a stick in there for them to roost on. They were deathly afraid of it! I don't know if it's because they are too young or what, but I took it out and I guess we will try again when they are older. Anyone else have that problem?
     
  2. DomesticDiva12

    DomesticDiva12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess we'll see! I got my chicks yesterday and told my girls today when it dries out a bit (got some rain yesterday) they can go get a stick for the babies
     
  3. DebbieParker

    DebbieParker Out Of The Brooder

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    They are as individual as people so yours may not get scared.
     
  4. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't like anything I put in their brooder at first. After a few minutes they start checking it out. As they are getting older it takes them less time to get adjusted to whatever I added. Added a roost a few days after I got them and one chick would get on it several hours after I put it in. After a few days I looked and they all were on it.Just takes them a while to adapt.
     
  5. DebbieParker

    DebbieParker Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe I'll try again in a week and see if they will try it. They were not about to go near it today!
     
  6. TonySorrento

    TonySorrento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE the timber I put in the brooder...

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    I added a hunk of 2x3 and they roost on it .... they are 5 days old
     

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