Chick getting pecked on!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dizzle's chicks, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. dizzle's chicks

    dizzle's chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    I currently have three chicks (Delaware, Blue Wyanndotte, Black Sex Link) born on 9/3 and the Blue wyanndotte is pecking at the butt of the Delaware chick to a point where her butt has no more feathers and it's starting to get really red. I separated her (Delaware) from the other two. Should i put some medicine (cream) on her butt and what can i feed to get her feathers to grow back quickly? thanks
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    yes, I would do that also...pretty much anything will help her, and keep them separate till it heals, then keep an eye...

    odd that that would happen....
  3. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    They may not have enough space. Mine did this as well, but stopped when I moved them to larger quarters. Also I used Blu-Kote for the area which both cleaned it up and camoed the "different" spot from the assualters.

    You can also try adding things for them to "play" with lettus leaves, put bird seed in the bedding, sticks to climb on, etc.
  4. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2008
    Canton, Texas
    There is a product called Corona - not the beer- that is a great ointment for all animals. I have used it on chicks. If you mix a little ground red pepper in the ointment, it will not taste good to the other chicks. When I started reading your post I thought it would be the Wyandotte getting picked on, those have been my most docile breeds. Hope everything settles down. [​IMG]

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