Chick with a foot fetish

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momto3, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Momto3

    Momto3 Chirping

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    Ok I have this chick that goes around pecking the others feet, I mean she will chase them to peck at their feet. It is driving the others nuts, they cant rest when she does that. If I hold this said chick she will instantly fall asleep in my hands. Is she over stimulated/tired? Is that why she is doing that?
     
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    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    She probably thinks those other little toes look like worms. I'm not certain how to stop her. Is your brooder light red? That can be helpful.
     
  3. Momto3

    Momto3 Chirping

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    Yep it is red, the warm side is sitting at 95-96. They have fresh food & water. They are all sleeping now, thankfully. They are only 1wk old.
     
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    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    I got this 'no pick' stuff by Rooster Booster when my chicks were pecking at the Barred Rock's neck. I think they thought the barring was bugs. Anyway, I put a little of that on. They don't like the taste or texture. I had to constantly reapply it, but eventually it worked or they just out grew it. So, you could give that a try. Make sure no blood is drawn. They are cannabalistic little critters when they see blood.

    (Edited for typo)
     
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