To cute !

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bluerosesd, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Bluerosesd

    Bluerosesd Chirping

    89
    76
    81
    Feb 20, 2018
    South eastern Ky
    We had an extra camera from our security system so my husband set it up towards the babies. He even put an app on my phone so I can check them anytime anywhere! I was watching them tonight and caught them scratching in the pine shavings. I was wondering how they were getting in their water and food. I know it makes me sound dumb but I hadn’t thought of them scratching around. It’s too stinking cute!
     
    PachecoPeeps and sylviethecochin like this.
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Cute...I put feed and water up on Bricks so they can't kick shavings into the water or feed..
     
    TomZilla43 and MissMaple like this.
  3. MissMaple

    MissMaple Songster

    144
    268
    106
    Mar 1, 2018
    Rhode Island
    I'm gonna get chicks soon. Thanks for that info. :jumpy
     
    FamilyFarm12 likes this.
  4. TomZilla43

    TomZilla43 Songster

    247
    679
    172
    Apr 23, 2017
    White House, TN
    I had thought about trying to do something along those lines but was worried 1 wk old chicks wouldn't be able to reach it. I think I'm going to try out your method CR:thumbsup. Because the one thing they are Great at is making messes:lau
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
    chickens really likes this.
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Chicks can hop pretty high..A lot tougher than people think. Don't let that cuteness fool you..;)
    Best wishes...:frow
     
    TomZilla43 likes this.
  6. ozzy chooks

    ozzy chooks Songster

    92
    119
    106
    Nov 28, 2017
    Canberra Australia
    Yes they do scratch. It's soooo cuuuute. I can clearly see in one of my videos. Bed time for me now, so I'll post it tomorrow :)
     
  7. TomZilla43

    TomZilla43 Songster

    247
    679
    172
    Apr 23, 2017
    White House, TN
    Yes, I was amazed at all the stuff they do RIGHT off the bat that is regular chicken behavior. I've had chickens for a year now but this is my 1st time having them from day old chicks, so it's kind of a new deal for me. Inside of the 1st week they scratch and scrap with each other. Somehow I was expecting them to be immensely sweet and tender for a while before turning into what chickens are. NOT at all accurate:oops:.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Lol...No, they definitely are Chickens even when Chicks..
     
    TomZilla43 likes this.
  9. brezbyme

    brezbyme Chirping

    85
    173
    83
    Jan 27, 2018
    I had my chicks water up on a brick and they still kept it full of shavings. I was cleaning it out all day long! I tried the little cups on a bucket but I had the same problem and after a couple of days, they still weren't making the water come out themselves. Yesterday, I found a waterer that was a bucket with vertical nipples and it only took them about 5 minutes to figure out how to make the water come out.
     
  10. ozzy chooks

    ozzy chooks Songster

    92
    119
    106
    Nov 28, 2017
    Canberra Australia
    Here is the promised video.
    The yellow chick on the left is scratching a lot ;)
     
    brezbyme, Bluerosesd and FamilyFarm12 like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: