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aggressive behavior in peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Widlast, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2016
    Maryland USA
    Hello all,

    I'm now the happy owner of 5 peachicks, 2 I raised form eggs, 3 purchased form poultry swap.
    The two I raised are 3 and 2 weeks old, and by their behavior apparently male. They tend to peck rather viciously
    at the other chicks, the second rather alarmingly pecks at the eyes of the others on a regular basis.

    Is there some way to minimize the hostility these fellows are displaying? I did not expect them to be so violent so young.
    Right now I have those two separated from each other and the others by a partition in the brooder. They can see each other,
    and seem to be happy enough, but when all put together the violence starts.

    The two I raised from egg appear to be typical Indian Blue.
    The others are a Pied IB, a White, and a Spalding with white on his outer wing feathers.

    thanks for any advice

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