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chicks 8+ weeks FIGHTING

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by katharine, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. katharine

    katharine In the Brooder

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    I have two chickens. Today they started seriously fighting-grabbing beaks, pulling out feathers. All quite violently with some bloody scrapes. We do not know what kind they are or how old but think 8-9 weeks. They are a bit bigger than a big pigeon. The main problem is that one of them is smaller and has a very crooked neck (and thus sort of floppy). We are afraid for him/her. He now has been resting on my lap for hours.
    We have a small movable cage and a large one but when they are separated and not with us they cry. Help. We love them and are afraid and unsure.

    katharine

    p.s. anyone had a chicken with this crooked neck?
     
  2. wren

    wren Songster 11 Years

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    My quess is that they are fighting over who gets to be your mate![​IMG] Put one in each cage and go buy a peice of plexi-glass to put inbetween them. That way they can be close to eachother, but not get hurt. Also you could put a small stuffed animal in each cage for them to cuddle with. I'm afraid that they just can't be together in the same cage. Hope this helps.
     
  3. CutestChickenFarmer

    CutestChickenFarmer Songster

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