This is my second year brooding chicks and we are having a horrible time with this bunch. I just pulled out a chick that was bloody and being attacked by the others. There are several of the chicks that are ripping out feathers or pecking vents constantly. I"ve lowered the wattage in the lamp to 100 watts and it's 2 feet from the floor. They have a sand box. They are being fed start and grow. plus cooked eggs plus an occassional worm. They have pine shavings to scratch in. They have roosts at three different heights to play on. I do not know how many birds are doing the pecking - at least 2 or 3 but I don't have them banded yet to figure out the culprits. Maybe we need more space? Any other ideas? I have to go to work tomorrow and am worried I'm going to come home to a disaster.