Ajvilla7 new at rising Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ajvilla7, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Ajvilla7

    Ajvilla7 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2017
    SE Portland, OR
    I'd just became a new owner of 10 baby chicks, one girls started by trying to pick eyes out of other baby hens, they have plenty room in a large tub, I separated her from the other ones, how soon can I put her back with the other ones again? Please i need ideas.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Ajvilla7, and [​IMG]! Glad you joined our community but sorry one of your chicks is getting picked on! I think you should keep her separate until she is completely healed or it is just an invitation for the others to resume picking on her. You might posting that question in this link as others may have different ideas: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
    Also, check out the great articles in the Learning Center - there is an awesome baby chicks section: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    And chat with some local poultry folk in your state's thread in this link:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  3. Ajvilla7

    Ajvilla7 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2017
    SE Portland, OR
    Thank you for the reply, but the chick i separated is the one picking on all of my other 9 little hens, this one I separated is tiny but i can tell she is a bully, she even got out of her second home and i found her perched on top of the box where i put her, right now I am in the process of putting chicken wire on top of her box and the others as well as they are trying to fly out of their tall buckett
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. You have some great links from redsoxs and I'm sure that you will find some answers. Hanging CDs, putting tree branches in the brooder can sometimes help keep chicks occupied.

    Best wishes
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Ajvilla7 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sounds like you have your hands full with that cheeky little one!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! This is THE place to be for anything and everything poultry related...
    Whether you're looking for help, info, insight, poultry breeders, ideas, or just friends, you've come to the right place!

    Anyway, great to have ya here!

    Make it a great day!

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Generally it's the smallest bird that get picked on. Maybe she knew that and decided to be offensive first.
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad that you joined us, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

  10. Ajvilla7

    Ajvilla7 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2017
    SE Portland, OR
    Thank you for the welcome. I am enjoying everything i am learning about my baby chicks and just excited about getting my hen to grow healthy so they can lay lots of eggs.

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