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Newborn chicks pecking?

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This is my first time hatching chicks on my own. This is my 3rd bath of chicks that I've raised but this is the first I've hatched myself. Only 2 have hatched so far but the older one is pecking at the other. One is 1 day old and the other is 2 days old. The older one keeps pecking near the other one's eye and I don't want him to get hurt or blind for that matter. Should I separate them? They have food and water so it's not a hunger problem. I'm sure this is normal but the younger one is still getting used to walking around and eating so I don't want the older one giving it a hard time. The older one, Uno, is a Sicilian Buttercup/Easter Egger mix and the younger one that's pictured below, Dolly, is a Welsummer/Easter Egger mix. Thank you in advance!:jumpy 

 

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I've had them peck to their hearts content and I've never had trouble or eye problems, just keep an eye on them and a ear out for any cries :3

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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