chicks bleeding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smarquis86, May 1, 2011.

  1. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i have 4 rir, 1 slw, 1glw, and 4 bsl. i went out to the brooder to check on them and all the sex links are being picked. they are 3 1/2 weeks old and this is the first sign off picking. i have them in a 150 gallon rubber maid horse trough. i have a clear 250 watt bulb. why are the picking on the sex links only and how do i separate them but not keep them away so when the are healed they wont be accepted back in to the flock. please help they are bloody on there bottoms and also on there right shoulder.
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:My suggestion is to separate them. I don't know why they're picking on the sex links, I raised the same chicks together with no issues. Can you get any Blue Kote to cover the wounds? Also might want to switch to a red bulb over a clear heat bulb. That's supposed to help. There will be picking when you put them back together, but it'll work itself out with time.

    Good luck.
     
  3. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank will try
     

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