Baby chick pecking other chicks eyes


In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 13, 2009
East Arkansas
Well, I've had to put one of my 2 baby Ameracauna pullets in chicky jail already. For some reasong it is pecking all the other chicks in their eyes really hard & I'm scared it's about to cause some serious injury. We separated her where she can still see the others but can't get to them & they are all happy now (except her). I've never seen a baby chick do this as bad as this one was. She was going after everyone of them & grabbing hold of their eye & shaking. Really weird!!! Any suggestions or ideas. I may have to re-home her along with the RIR roos.


Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
South Puget Sound
You can grab a fingernail file and file down the tips of her beak, top & bottom. Just take off the tips and don't go down far.

You may want to put in some things for her to peck at & distract her: grit, grass, crickets, etc.

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