Baby chick pecking other chicks eyes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ARchick, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. ARchick

    ARchick In the Brooder

    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.
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    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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