Bully? Or just top in the pecking order?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kayla’s Chickens, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. i have 4- day old chicks (EE’s) that I hatched yesterday. Sarah, a blue EE chick will literally grab the other chicks’ beaks and sling them around. Is she being a bully or the top dog?
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    At that age, she's being a bully. They're too young for a pecking order. Can you maybe seperate her from the others with a screen until they gain some weight?
     
  3. Abriana

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    Agreed
     
  4. I can most certainly try to separate her. She especially likes to sling the tiniest chick around. It really makes me sad that she is being so mean to them.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 6 Years

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    Also, are you using a clear heat lamp? A red lamp? Or a brooder plate? White (clear) heat lamps are not helpful.
    Mary
     
  6. Clear with a silver back.
    Temps stay 90-95* F
    If needed I will buy a red lamp.
     
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  7. Abriana

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    It’s important to do it as soon as possible. She could hurt them
     
  8. Certainly. I am working on that now.
     
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  9. Abriana

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    Ok good!
     
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    The red lamp should help, it decreases their aggression. Some girls can be difficult. Hope all goes well!
     

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