Can't sleep..worried about my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WalkingHorse, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. WalkingHorse

    WalkingHorse Out Of The Brooder

    I came home from errands tonight to find one of my Polish chicks completely plucked of her top notch. [​IMG] Another one looks like she has had a few top feathers plucked too. I cannot tell who the culprit is. I have a mix of Silkies, EErs, Cochins and Polish. All but the Silkies are supposed to be pullets. They have plenty of room in their brooder. They are three+ weeks old. Everyone seems happy but gosh that was such a shock. I gave them some chopped up boiled eggs (protein seems to be what a lot of folks suggest?). Should I separate her from the flock? She's running around happy, etc. Would hate to make live alone but want to do what is best. Also what if anything really works to discourage this once it has started? [​IMG]
  2. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    Are you using a red bulb in the brooder? It seems to help mine not to peck at each other.
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
  4. WalkingHorse

    WalkingHorse Out Of The Brooder

    MuckyPuppy I am using a red light. Awesome Denninmi! I will get some of this today. Thank you both for your help!

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