cannibilism

grammym

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 22, 2012
35
2
34
Sequim, WA
OMG! I just read that chicks can peck each other and even their own toes, that it can lead to cannibilism. I have read that chickens can resort to this but even chicks!?! Has anybody had problems with cannibilism and if so what did you do? Thanks.
 

math ace

Crowing
10 Years
Dec 17, 2009
6,678
125
296
Jacksonville, FL
Chicks seem to be much more nasty to each other if you are

1.) Over crowding them....
2.) Using a WHITE brooder light. Switch the light out to a red light, black light, almost anything except the white light.
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
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421
onchiota NY
Yup..I separate asap.that usually stops it but..If it starts that young being a bully 9/10 I get rid of it/euthanize as I dont want those qualities/traits getting passed on. I had a bully hen in one coop- out of nowhere..put her in the bigger older girl coop...stopped her in her tracks and havent seen a problem since.
 

grammym

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 22, 2012
35
2
34
Sequim, WA
Thanks for your posts. I am a brand new chicken lover and want to do what's best for the new chicks I'll be getting.
 

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