Okay, So I have 6 baby chicks.
5 are older then one chick, and the one chick that is smaller then the rest is a bit aggressive.
So i decided to rehome the aggressive chick to the incubator which has become a brooder box. I took out the turner and the plastic thing of the hover bator incubator and put felt in instead of pine. I also bought hand warmers. Anyway, the incubator is on low heat and i put the lid of the incubator diamond shaped towards the bottom so it gets air and not too hot.
Anyway, I decided to hold the small one, but it kept biting me. So i decided to cup my hands around the baby, not tight so it can breath. And right away he calmed and actually fell asleep. Not only does it calm the bird down it keeps him warm and helps you bond with your chick(s).
I was able to stroke his head.
i guess the cupping of the hands reminded him when he was in the egg. I will place him back in the other brooder box with the others tomorrow to see how he does. He kept pecking the other ones in the eyes... ouch...