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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cbrown86, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 3 new chicks a few days ago. One of them pecks everything. She will NOT stop pecking at the waterer. It is so weird. I've never seen a chick do it.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's just their way of exploring their world. Give them more things to explore -- including the outdoors, as soon as you dare, for short periods at first. Mama hens take their chicks out to forage, scratch and peck, at 2 or 3 days old.
     
  3. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she seeing her reflection in it? My silly girls are constantly pecking at their reflections in the glass waterer, and the sides of the plastic brooder.
     
  4. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The waterer is a foggy plastic. And the only place she pecks, is the label, where there is a tiny drawing of a chicken.
     
  5. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't taken them outside yet, because the other day it was sleeting and the ground is all soggy. I do let them roam in the living room sometimes.
     
  6. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try putting a piece of sod in the brooder. I have not done this before but many people on here have said they do it and the chicks love it. I am going to try it this year. I would make sure they have chick grit available first though so that they can digest any plant material of bugs they find in the sod.
     

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