aggressive behavior in peachicks

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

  1. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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