baby chick being aggressive

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sybilize, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. sybilize

    sybilize Out Of The Brooder

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    just got 3 new baby chicks- 1 cream legbar, and 2 polish. One of the polish is being very aggressive and attacking the eyes of the other chicks. Not an occasional peck but nonstop harassing them and grabbing their eyelids when she can. The container I have the 3 chicks in is huge- no competition for for food etc. I even tried putting her in with some older chicks and she is doing the same thing with them. Any suggestions?
     
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    Put her alone
     
  3. sybilize

    sybilize Out Of The Brooder

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    I have separated her- is this something that they outgrow or cull or try to rehome?
     
  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    Maybe,but maybe not
     
  5. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    My Easter egger is being a bossy teen! She will not let me touch her and she chases the other chicks aggressively. I have not noticed that she has actually hurt anyone; she just acts ugly for no apparent reason. They are in their "big-girl" coop now so they have plenty of room (4'x6' for 4 chicks who are 6 weeks old), 2 feeders that are kept full and in separate areas, and 2 water sources. They are all eating and drinking well, they are not showing signs of heat stress, and everyone seems to be hale and hearty. If she was a child, I'd ground her; if a dog or cat, I'd use the spay bottle. How does one go about grounding a chick?
     
  6. sybilize

    sybilize Out Of The Brooder

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    I swear this is the baby chick from hell
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I made a 5 sided box out of 1/2" hardware cloth just big enough for a couple chicks and put the bully chick underneath it right in the brooder.
    Several time outs for an hour or so, every time it attacked another chick like that seemed to take care of the problem.
     
  8. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the chick with larger chicks, then she should be just fine!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  9. sybilize

    sybilize Out Of The Brooder

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    Chick was put in with older chicks and no more issues- she grew up to be the sweetest chicken ever
     
  10. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad to hear that!! Never give up!;)
     

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