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Chicks pecking each other

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mangled, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, here's what I find this morning when we get up:
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    I have him/her isolated from the others, and thought the problem was controlled, now I have three more with bald, pecked bums!!

    What am I doing wrong?
    They are in a large rubbermaid brooder with ample space, water, feed and pine shavings.

    I can't have them all separate. I all ready have them in 2 bins, plus I have the wounded three separated with their wounds, because even the pecked ones are pecking the other pecked ones!!!
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    Help??
    Em
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure you don't have too much light on them. Good luck!
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too much light??

    I thought they were supposed to be under lights 24/7 for warmth !!??

    [​IMG]
    Em
     
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Use a red bulb
     
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, it will have to wait until tomorrow. Will they be okay in their brooder if I keep the light off and put my extra-large heating pad under it?
    I've got 5 pecked chicks now. Wish I could find the culprit. [​IMG]

    Thanks-
    Em
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    When you get the red light, buy some blue kote to spray on them.
     
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I'm not sure about that, I hope someone comes along that can help you more than I can..... Good Luck to you
     
  8. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much.

    Red light, blue kote...check.

    Em
     
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Also SeaChick uses duct tape. She says that it will not stick to the skin only the feathers and it will fall off by itself in about 3 weeks. Try that....
     
  10. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blu-kote comes in several dif. dispensing types. spray, pump, and plastic bottle with a applicator on the inside of the lid.

    The sprays are hard to use. it gets everywhere and it stains. get the one with the applicator if you can.

    they all do the same job. I find that that one is the easiest to use.
     

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