scratching while sitting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CaryChickens, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. CaryChickens

    CaryChickens Hatching

    6
    0
    7
    Jun 8, 2009
    What are my 2 week old chicks doing? When they are out of the brooder they sometimes like to scratch while they are laying down, sometimes on their sides, sometimes with one leg so that they are going in circles---but laying down the whole time. Are they cold, hot, weird?!? Thank you from a novice.
     
  2. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

    590
    1
    139
    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    They are taking a dust bath.
     
  3. CaryChickens

    CaryChickens Hatching

    6
    0
    7
    Jun 8, 2009
    Thank you. Is this unusual at 2 weeks---on the carpet? [​IMG]
    I will make a dust bath for them in the brooder. Is this just instinct or do they have bugs that I need to address?
     
  4. codybird

    codybird Songster

    346
    4
    131
    Apr 7, 2009
    Near Myrtle Beach
    1. No, not unusual.

    2. Yes, instinct.(probably no bugs)
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    They are just being chickens. It's a hoot to watch it when they get outside. They will also sunbathe, looks like they are having a seizure.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: