Baby chicks being beat up by older chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ging3rhoffman, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I dont know what to do. I have 3 week old chicks that are tring to beat up the 1 week old chicks. I put the 1 week old chicks in a cage and they are in the chicken coop with the older chicks, but each day i let the baby chicks out to see if the older chicks will accept them and they start chasing them and pecking them right away. How long will this go on? I havent allowed any of the baby chicks to get hurt, but I am tired of the older ones acting like this. There are actually just 2 or 3 older chicks being mean. There are now 2 weeks old and 4 weeks old. There is a hugh difference in size though. What else could i do to make this work?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You will need to keep them seperate until they are about the same size so the smaller ones don't get injured.

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