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Amazing what a "time out" can do! Little Miss Nugget spent a night and part of yesterday sequestered from the other two chicks. Every time I would put her back in with them she would start pecking again and I would immediately remove her. I also tried the "hissing" recommended upthread - maybe that was the magic touch - by yesterday late afternoon she seemed to have settled down and they all three spent the night together and no one seems worse for the wear this morning. Looks like the little RIR gets to stay. Whew!

 

 

 

Really appreciate BYC - not sure we would have waited it out if I hadn't found this thread.

 

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My little flock includes Pippa, a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Ginger, an EE and three babies added January 2016 - Bella the BO, Ava the Australorp and Nugget, a RIR.

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See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes Pippa, a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Ginger, an EE and three babies added January 2016 - Bella the BO, Ava the Australorp and Nugget, a RIR.

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Originally Posted by AZSummer View Post

They can change. My first batch had 8 chicks. Sheila that was MEAN to 4 of the other chicks. We had to separated her into another brooder for a bit of time out.

Donna took her place as the mean girl in the flock. She went into the separate brooder with Sheila. The two were fine together but picked on the 4 "weak ones" when we put them together. We kept them apart for a day, and then tried to put them back together. There was no improvement. We kept them apart for a second day and tried agail; still no improvement. I gave them away to our neighbor that night. Our girls are BFFs. Two days later he gave them back. The peeping drove him crazy. After 4-5 days apart, we put them back together. They've been fine every since! It may take several days to fix.


EDIT: It's interesting that everyone's having issues with Americana/EEs.
thank you so much for this. Perhaps giving her more separate attention, could help? I tend to personally (vs the kids) hold and talk to each other individual then later get all of one kind to do the same or even mixed it up once or twice. Trying anything to get them to not be skittish & to get along.

new chick mama of 26 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 5 BO, 4 SLW, 3 EE, 3 GLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 26 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 5 BO, 4 SLW, 3 EE, 3 GLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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