Okay, Stoopid Chick Question Here

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Blooie, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I have been laughing so hard at these chicks...I got them this morning around 6 and the ones I have are doing just fine so far. (Lost a couple in shipping) I was poking around and saw where for the first few days it's a good idea to put marbles in their water. Oops! So I found a few leftover from my grandson, cleaned them up, and put them in the waterer....but I dropped one! Immediately some of the chicks ran over to investigate and started playing with it! They chase it around for awhile, go get a drink and a snack, take a quick nap, and then they're back at it. They seem to be having so much fun, and the silly little girl side of me thinks it's hilarious, but now I'm wondering if I'm teaching them bad habits. I don't want them to start chasing and pecking at each others toes and such. So the marble is out until I find out if I'm creating juvenile delinquents.
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Hello & welcome! So..........you have discovered chicken TV!! I don't think the marble would be a problem yet, but certainly when they are bigger they might eat it! [​IMG] If you think they are delinquents now, wait until they grow up! Enjoy, have fun and beware of chicken math!! [​IMG]

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