what is scratching !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jt813, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. jt813

    jt813 Chirping

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    ok so i keep hearing people talking about their chicks scratching what does this mean please halp i need to know thankyou
     

  2. felidaet

    felidaet Songster

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    They dig around in the bedding with their feet. It is a natural instinct to search for food. Some breeds are much better at foraging (scratching) for food than others.
     
  3. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Songster

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    It's super cute. You should know it when you see it. :)
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    'Tis the dance of nature, is it not? Never grows old, watching it.
     
  5. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Songster

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    No, no it doesn't. There is something very satisfying about it, isn't there?
     

  6. jt813

    jt813 Chirping

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    ok thnx soooooo much everyone
     

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