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3 day old chicks attacking new chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkyeAus, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2015
    Hi folks. I had a late chick hatch, 3 days behind the others. I put him in the brooder and the other two are chasing and pecking :/
    I've separated the brooder in half. Will they be okay in a couple days or will I have to permanently keep them separate?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I will sometimes have a bully chick, the separation is good, it's best if they can see each other during it, give the new one 2-3 days until it can move better, than try putting them together again, start with one, than add the second a bit later, maybe even a day apart.
  3. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2015
    I made a little window made of fly screen in the divider :)
    Thanks for the advice, I will give them a couple days then reintroduce 1 chick at a time
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    During the early days following hatching, this sort of bullying is extremely short lived. You can expect to put these chicks together probably in a day or two and they will have forgotten about their differences.

    If one continues to peck at another, it's very effective to give it a poke on the back each time it does it. I've seen this work very well and quickly.

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