I don't know if this is in the right place or not, so sorry if it isn't.
What do you do if you have an overly aggressive chick? I am new to chickens and have my first group of seven chicks, five are 5 weeks old and two are 4 weeks old. One of the 4 week old chicks (I'll call it naughty chick) is super aggressive towards the other birds. Naughty chick is constantly picking fights with the rest of them, pecking at their necks and their heads, doing the thing where they fly at each other all puffed up, etc. The other 4 week old chick has a sore on one of its wings b/c naughty chick keeps pecking at it. None of the other birds bother the hurt one at all, so I know it's naughty chick. Naughty chick is picking fights with one of the 5 week old birds in particular, which I think is going to be a rooster. They are constantly going at it, and naughty chick will mistakenly go after the rooster's look alike, even though that one never bothers it and is a very gentle bird. (Am I making sense at all?? lol)
Is there anything that I can do? Should I just rehome naughty chick? I don't want it if it's going to spend its whole life terrorizing the rest of the flock. These birds all came from the same place and have all been together from birth (minus one week), so I don't think that is the problem. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you all could give me. Thanks!!
Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.