My chicks are 3 weeks old. I have a bunch of different kinda of chicks.we have 1 chick that has started pulling tail feathers off of the others (we're pretty sure its our biggest Red Ranger). He has gotton our other 4 red rangers, 1 of our Rainbows (I believe its a rainbow) & has gotten 1 feather from 1 ISA BR. I just found this out this afternoon when we were cleaning ther brooder
I currently have the "injured" seperated from the rest. I didn't want to come out to a carnivorous mess.
Is this completely normal or is there aonething I should do?
I agree, too much heat, crowding and boredom will lead to many pecking problems. You need to give them plenty of room, a way of getting away from the heat and preferably some outside time. After about two weeks of age chicks get mentally and physically bored sitting in a brooder. It's time for digging, scratching, pecking, sunshine and fresh air.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.
I would just to minimize anymore picking till you can cover the spots.
The more spcae you can give the chicks the better and giving them some time outside weather permiting would be a good idea as well.
@oldhenslikesdogs picture 3 def has some damage and peck marks. You might need to zoom alittle because at first glance it looks like feathers but its not. The last one isnt to bad a very small spot by the base of the tail. The first two the area around the vent looks raw as well.