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

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    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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

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    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

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    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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