Unique smell

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken opey, May 2, 2017.

  1. chicken opey

    chicken opey Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a chick who has had a unique smell since we got her (day old). She smells faintly of tomato paste. Should we be concerned about this? She is very active. She was the first who figured out how to fly out of the brooder box. Do some chickens have their own smell?
     
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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's interesting. I've never noticed that about chicks, I just know they tend to smell. : )

    As long as she is active, eating and drinking and her droppings appear normal it could just be her.
     
  3. chicken opey

    chicken opey Out Of The Brooder

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    On. Ty. I had read a sour smell indicates something is wrong. She doesn't have a sour smell. I told my son maybe she is indicating how she would like to be basted!
     

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