CHICKEN PECKING

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by armygirl, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. armygirl

    armygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAVE TO BABY CHICKS, THEY HAVE BEEN INSIDE ABOUT 3 WEEKS NOW, THEY ARE PECKING EACH OTHER, JUMP ON EACH OTHER THEY FIGHT OVER EVERTHING, WHAT CAN I DO.[​IMG] THEY ARE LIKE CHICKS GONE MAD.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds as if they may be overcrowded. A certain amount of pecking and mock fighting is normal and helps to set the pecking order. If it is excessive, it can lead to serious problems.
     
  3. kdwag

    kdwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you have them in? Has there been blood spilled? It could also be that you have too few?? They each want to be the alpha chicken . They most likely will work it out but it could be a painful process.
     

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