Beak biting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shaky, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. shaky

    shaky Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    One of our tiny chicks has a habit of biting the others on the beaks, causing bleeding, which makes a big target for everyone else to peck.
    By 'biting', I mean actually grabbing the other chicks beak in hers and yanking. Its the skin around the nostrils that gets bloody.
    We separated the aggressive chick, but the loud constant cheeping is a drag.
    So, what's this all about?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Interesting. Usually they get over it in a few days and find funner things to do. Is the brooder big enough?
  3. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    This is part of the problem I used toys for. Rubber cat toys and tough balls with bells in them. A mirror may help too [​IMG]
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    You can also hang a bundle of hay, alfalfa, something for them to pick at.

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