Baby Rooster

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenDog0421, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. ChickenDog0421

    ChickenDog0421 Chirping

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    Hi all! I just have a quick question about my Light Brahma Rooster chick. He’s only about 3 days old and he’s very frisky and aggressive. He keeps pecking at all of my other chicks eyes and feet. Sometimes when he pecks at one of them they cry like it hurt bad. I’m just curious if this behavior will continue or if he will stop doing this. I just don’t want him to continue to hurt them as they get older. Is he only pecking them because their eyes stick out under the red light or is he doing cause he’s gonna be an aggressive rooster?
     
  2. Yeah it might be because the other chicks eyes are shiny. I’m not an expert though
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Is anyone actually injured? How much room do they have in there? Have places for them to be out of sight, like behind a feeder, or some object. Not a dead end, but a private area. Then, see how things develop. Pecking order issues can look pretty rough, but without injuries, it's likely fine.
    Have more than one feeder and waterer to prevent more issues too.
    Mary
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Not Rooster aggression...All Chicks can act like that till they learn body parts from food...
     
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  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Sounds like a curious chick to me.
     
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  6. ChickenDog0421

    ChickenDog0421 Chirping

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    No one is really hurt I just worry when he pecks at there eyes cause I don’t want anyone to lose an eye. He’s very sweet when I hold him so I’m just hoping that he’s pecking them because some things just stick out and he doesn’t know what it is
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    It will stop in a few days..Provide tree stumps and have a good sized Brooder..Fun things for Chicks to play on..
     
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    ChickenDog0421 Chirping

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    Okay thanks guys! I won’t worry about him to much then :) I will put some stuff for them climb on and play with!
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    :frow
     
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  10. I put big sticks in my brooder:)
     
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