Nutiny!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debilorrah, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We moved our 2 week old chicks from a rabbit cage toa large box today. This evening, I found all six of them in the same spot pecking their little hearts away at the same spot. Is this normal???
     
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed with ours when one starts on something the rest join in. I watch them peck at nothing as a group all the time. So I would say - NORMAL [​IMG]
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I agree it's normal. If one chick/chicken thinks something is 'really cool', the others often join in just to make sure they aren't missing anything. [​IMG]
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's completely normal. Our new babies are in a giant cardboard box right now. They found a piece of cardboard sticking out and all 11 of them have been pecking at it for a few days now. They all seem to be followers. One starts something and they all join in. Goofy chickens!! [​IMG]

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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Goofy is right! I have one chick named Hannibal because everytime I pick it up it pecks away at me like it hasn't eaten since birth.
     
  6. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As everyone else said, completely normal. My chicks got hay today and they're currently running back and forth between pecking spots even though they SHOULD be sleeping. [​IMG]
     
  7. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree too. It's normal, "monkey see monkey do".
     
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Oh look! A spot! Peck it!

    As others have said, monkey see, monkey do. The first night I put mine in their coop they all went for a spot on the wall, I think I've got a picture of it.....

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