Aggressive chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stewzoo, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Stewzoo

    Stewzoo In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2012
    Has anyone ever had a fresh hatched chick be aggressive? I had one hatch saturday/sunday (over the night hours). When I stick my hand in the broody house, he comes running and pecks. I had to open the incubator early because he was attacking the other chick that hatched with him.

    Does this mean he will be an attack bird as he gets older? I have been trying to handle him extra to curb this behavior.

  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Songster

    Apr 13, 2012
    He's probably a rooster and depending on the breed is how aggressive they can be or are. I have some roosters and they are really aggressive. They try to peck at me whenever I come into the coop. I've had roosters before and I ended up getting rid of the because they were so mean. I'm getting rid of the ones I have now too. He also could hurt your hens if he's too aggressive. Handling him a lot could help too, but even the ones that I've handled all the time still got aggressive when they got bigger. Hope I could help.

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