chick aggression

Discussion in 'Quail' started by calcifer, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. calcifer

    calcifer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello one of my 3 day old coturnix is running around/chasing the other chicks pecking there head and tails and seems to be bullying all the chicks especially a crippled chick with splayed legs. is this harmless fun or a sign I should cull it for aggression? ps I use a read heat lamp and have a 4x4 brooder(19 chicks)
     
  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using a red light?

    With red light they shouldn't bother each other but as soon as I shine a light on young chicks they start seeing the fluff on the other chicks and want to try it lol.

    I had one chick who wouldn't leave the other chicks toes alone. I put it in a clear glass in the brooder on paper towel with food and it tried to lunge at the other chicks. I would observe it and take it out for a drink and as soon as it went for toes I put it back in the glass. I only had to do it for about two hours til it gave up on toes.
     

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