Aggressive chick

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  1. Chicken foot 10

    Chicken foot 10 New Egg

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    So I have 18 4 week old chicks one that is a blue ameraucana . This chick keep attacking the other chicks and is drawing blood. I separated it for now. What should I do with this unruly house guest?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    What are you feeding them? If care not taken you will be separating out majority of chicks.
     
  3. Chicken foot 10

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    I am feeding them agways chick starter and grower food.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How are your chicks being housed? How much square footage, total, is in the brooder? Have you seen any sort of pattern in the "attacks" - ie are they centered around feeding?
     
  5. Chicken foot 10

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    They were not around food. After I broke up the first fight it started with another chick. They have 32sqft of space right now.
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    At four weeks it is possible he is showing a little of his game ancestry. Hopefully I am incorrect and Ol Gray Mare can resolve as a space issue.

    I employ an adult rooster to control the gameness but that takes practice.
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Confine the little bugger in a small cage within the brooder. The aggression if gameness will pass,
     
  8. Chicken foot 10

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    Thank you! I'm on it . I hope it passes too. This is my kids favorite chicken and it loves being handled by them. However my kids were not around at the time of this behavior.
     

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