Chickens injuring each other

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tyarec, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. tyarec

    tyarec Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are normal chicks but they beaked each other wings flesh and get them wounded. Is this a disease? What measures should be taken to control. Please help
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    More info needed. Where and how are you brooding them? How many chicks? What kind? How old? Brooder temp under heat source and at other end? Dimension of brooder? What are you using for heat? Age of chicks?
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, please describe your set-up.

    FYI: if a brooder is too small and crowding results, chicks will take it out on each other. Also, if they are under bright light (white) 24/7, stress results, leading to aggression.

    Here are some guesses in lieu of more information: Over heating can cause problems. Improper feed, too many treats, not enough protein, can cause cannibalism.

    Observe the chicks. Try to determine if it's one culprit or many. You can deal with a single bully by poking it on the back when it behaves aggressively.

    Here's another guess: your chicks are outgrowing their brooder and need to be moved into the coop.
     

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