Chick picking/being picked?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yoie, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first group of chicks are now 5 1/2 weeks old and my second group is 3 1/2 weeks old. The two groups have been in the coop for a week now doing great! The last two days I've noticed that one of my EE's back is getting feather picked. She is the only one with missing feathers from her back. I don't know who is picking her, or is she picking herself? She is the only one with missing feathers, she is pretty low on the pecking order but so are my Campine and Norwegian Jearhon and they aren't feather picked? Any ideas ?
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  2. austinandkara

    austinandkara Out Of The Brooder

    It is probably the other chicks pecking her. Try to watch them during feeding time and see if the go at her.
     

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