Chick picking on others

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Oakieridge, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Oakieridge

    Oakieridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are first time chick owners. We have older chickens outside but took the plung last week and bought black australorp chicks. They are 5-6 days old. We have one bully, he is trying to peck at the other chicks eyes. How can we stop this? I have tried taking him out of the brooder and holding him for a few mins and putting him back but he goes right back to picking on everyone else. Do I need to put him in his own brooder? I hate to do that to him and I hate to run yet another box just for him but he is picking on all the other chicks.

    Thanks,
    Cathie
     
  2. lillylsj

    lillylsj Out Of The Brooder

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    they are just establishing pecking order
     
  3. lolita117

    lolita117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Oakieridge

    Oakieridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was hoping that was all it was. I did seperate some into another brooder so maybe they weren't to crowded and added a plastic cup and a plastic panda toy for them to peck at lol. He/She wasn't being mean this morning when I left for work and dh hasn't sent a bad report on hiim this morning, lol. Hopefully that was all it was.

    Cathie
     

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