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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kieyamama, Sep 2, 2009.
They look dead when they are sleeping. And they try to peck eachothers eyes out.
We call them "chick puddles". But hmmm, mine haven't tried to peck each other's eyes out. Maybe you're just lucky that way!
haha-I know. They look at eachother like..."hey sis...your eyes look de-lishhh!!
- That they will kill their weaker flock mates if given the right provocation.
- That they double their size each week.
- That you should use red heat lamps.
- That shredded paper makes a fine litter. So does sand, gravel, ground corn cob, dried compost, finely shredded leaves, etc.
- That they need more room - always.
My Sumatra chicks from the time they learned to walk, until they were 6 weeks old, would try to tear the feet off my bantam OEG chicks. Had to keep Um separated. They were just like raptors.
They also don't tell you that they are escape artists!!
They don't tell you that if you brood them in your sunroom, you will get so attached to the peeping sounds that you'll miss them when you put them outside!
I'm looking forward to early spring, when I get started raising some more.
That they poop their weight each day, on everything and everywhere.
Mine are only 2 weeks old and I've already pondered this.
wombat wrote: They don't tell you that if you brood them in your sunroom, you will get so attached to the peeping sounds that you'll miss them when you put them outside!
Oh, I so agree... at the moment I have 6 in my sunroom. One WCPolish bantam who is 4 months old, and 5 Silkies that are just over 3 weeks. I don't want to put them outside... the belong with me where they are safe.