Strange sound coming from chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by featheredroots, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been noticing a strange sound when I lean over the brooder box and assumed it was the sand in it shifting. But today I picked up one of the chicks, and realized that the sound was actually coming from it, so I picked up another one and could hear the same sound. Is it the grit moving through their gizzard, and if it is, is it normal to be able to hear it?
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  2. lisascenic

    lisascenic Out Of The Brooder

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    When I lean over my brooder, the chicks all freak out like I'm about to kill them. Count yourself lucky!
     
  3. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed them from your hand and talk to them a lot. Mine run right up to my hand every time it goes in the brooder now, because they know that they get some kind of treat, but they still balk at being picked up.
     
  4. lisascenic

    lisascenic Out Of The Brooder

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    They just hate overhead movement, and I don't really blame them. They're hard-wired to fear predators.
     

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