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Three Week Silkie Digs In Her Food! Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WildCochinReba, May 28, 2016.

  1. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a tiny little girl with a tiny beak. So is she digging in her food bowl to find small pieces? She pecks, eats, then digs again! Should I crush the starter for her? Or is this normal?
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That's just normal chicken behavior... scratch, peck, eat... scratch, peck, eat... repeat... :)
     
  3. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I didn't want it to be hard for her to eat but now I know she's just being wasteful. I also know that they LOVE to tip their food bowl and spilling the starter everywhere. (I'm looking at you Cochins)
     
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