RIR chick behavior...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lubird, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. lubird

    lubird Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 4 week old Rhode Island red is driving me insane. I have never seen a chick before dig the way she does. She will scratch her food out of the feeder and almost hide it again in the shavings. She will then go through the day digging out her feed. It is driving me CRAZY. I am just not so sure that this chick is going to make it in my flock of such easy going chickens what do I do??? Is it something she may grow out of?
     
  2. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is it that you dont like???/ just messy in the brooder? she should be outside soon
     
  3. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is normal chick behavior, all of the chicks that I have brooded do exactly the same thing.
     
  4. lubird

    lubird Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I am hoping that she behaves in my garden. My other chicks have never done anything like this before. I have two buffs and an EE. The EE chick is with this RIR chick and she is pretty calm as well. I guess I just hope she is not a big bully or acts like once I introduce her to my buff girls. I don't think they will know what to do with her.
     
  5. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will figure it out, she will either be the on the top of the pecking order or they will gang up and put her on the bottom.
     

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