Chicks pecking at momma chicken's butt till bloody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by automaticchickens, May 12, 2009.

  1. automaticchickens

    automaticchickens New Egg

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    These cute little chicks we just got are pecking at our hen's butt until they get blood all over their little chicken beaks. Its really disgusting and everyone in the house is FREAKED OUT. Is this normal. What should we do?? We had one chick that got sick and we took it out immedeately and moved the coop. Do we need to seperate them.?!?[​IMG]
     
  2. wadek2008

    wadek2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, separate them until her butt is healed up. The sight of blood will keep them picking at her. After you separate her, Id make sure you get all the blood off the chicks too so one of them doesnt become the next victim.
     

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