Why do they peck each other's toes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Justanother Brooke, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

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    I swear, every time I go check on the 4 bantam chicks, they are pecking at each other's toes! Why?
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    because they think it's food. Like a bug or worms. Chickens are silly. Little bird brains!
     
  3. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

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    Ha ha, silly chickens! I've noticed they really go after the D'uccle, maybe it's the feathers?
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Because they're there.


    Chicks have no way to check things out without pecking at 'em. No hands, no fingers. They ARE intensely curious.
     
  5. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

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    Yup. They look like meal worms.
     
  6. RedReiner

    RedReiner Songster

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    Quote:I was going to say the same thing lol they do look like meal worms! I took some out to my momma and her chicks...they do go nuts over those.
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    If you don't have it already, a RED heat lamp sometimes prevents them pecking at each other.
     
  8. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

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    Mine still try with a red light, but quickly grow bored when the chickie being pecked chirps and runs away.
     

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