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Chickens injuring each other

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My chicks are normal chicks but they beaked each other wings flesh and get them wounded. Is this a disease? What measures should be taken to control. Please help
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More info needed.  Where and how are you brooding them? How many chicks?  What kind?  How old?  Brooder temp under heat source and at other end?  Dimension of brooder?  What are you using for heat?    Age of chicks?  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Yes, please describe your set-up.

 

FYI: if a brooder is too small and crowding results, chicks will take it out on each other. Also, if they are under bright light (white) 24/7, stress results, leading to aggression.

 

Here are some guesses in lieu of more information: Over heating can cause problems. Improper feed, too many treats, not enough protein, can cause cannibalism.

 

Observe the chicks. Try to determine if it's one culprit or many. You can deal with a single bully by poking it on the back when it behaves aggressively.

 

Here's another guess: your chicks are outgrowing their brooder and need to be moved into the coop.

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