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3 day old chicks attacking new chick

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Hi folks. I had a late chick hatch, 3 days behind the others. I put him in the brooder and the other two are chasing and pecking hmm.png
I've separated the brooder in half. Will they be okay in a couple days or will I have to permanently keep them separate?
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I will sometimes have a bully chick, the separation is good, it's best if they can see each other during it, give the new one 2-3 days until it can move better, than try putting them together again, start with one, than add the second a bit later, maybe even a day apart.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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I made a little window made of fly screen in the divider smile.png
Thanks for the advice, I will give them a couple days then reintroduce 1 chick at a time
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During the early days following hatching, this sort of bullying is extremely short lived. You can expect to put these chicks together probably in a day or two and they will have forgotten about their differences.

 

If one continues to peck at another, it's very effective to give it a poke on the back each time it does it. I've seen this work very well and quickly.

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