cannibilism

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grammym, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. grammym

    grammym Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    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.
     
  4. grammym

    grammym Out Of The Brooder

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    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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