Why do baby chicks ride on their mother's back?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wacatak, May 31, 2010.

  1. wacatak

    wacatak New Egg

    May 31, 2010
    why do baby chicks ride on their mother's back?
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    I don't know but it sure is cute. Every time I have my camera, they don't do it. So I can't take a pic. They even ride double. Sooo Cute. [​IMG]
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    'Cause they're kids and it's fun [​IMG]

    The question I always have is, does mom like it as much as the kids?
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I don't know either but it sure is cute.
  5. YankeeMinstrel

    YankeeMinstrel Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2015
    Sorry to revive a long dead thread, but I got some pictures of mine that I couldn't help but share. I may have accidentally taught them to do this, as one day I decided to put one of them on the mother's back just to see what it would do, and the chicks seem enjoy it and now do it themselves. Unfortunately, they are growing very fast, and they may soon grow to be too heavy for my only broody hen.
  6. dave4carole

    dave4carole New Egg

    Jul 7, 2016
    We didn't have any chickens until this hen laid her 15 eggs under a car in our yard. it was covered so never noticed. She came over from a neighbor's yard and stayed. She must have gone home once in a while cause she was very fertile. Well she brewed up 15 babies but one died. Now we feed and water them and watch them run around the back acre. they love to ride on mom's back and I caught it on film. enjoy and I will keep you updated. We live in Colorado.
  7. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2015
    NW Georgia
    1. I require many photos of this babies riding on the mother's back. I had no idea.
    2. This is so important.
    3. Random chicken raising up a brood under your car and now they run wild at your place is the BEST story ever.
    alisonanne likes this.
  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan

    [​IMG] Close as I could come in my files. Mary

    ADHSATX Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2016

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