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Chicks Pecking Other Chicks Eyes???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by new2this, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. new2this

    new2this New Egg

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    :mad: I have three baby chicks(hens) and two of them are ganging up on the Silver Wyndotte and pecking its eyes, is that normal, I feel bad for the little gal. Please advise....
    New2this
     
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think thats normal. I would keep the poor chick in a seperate area for a while, or try giving them something else to peck at.
     
  3. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes using a red heat bulb instead of a white bulb can help discourage this. If they are feeling crowded, that can cause this too. If they are bored, you can throw a few green grass clippings, (make sure no pesticides/insecticides etc. is on the grass) into the brooder to give them something new to peck at/occupy their time.
     
  4. new2this

    new2this New Egg

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    Well, I hope so. Poor lil gal, she seems really lazy....I hope she can make it, she also throws up almost like she is gagging, them spits up this mucus llokinf stuff..it is nasty...
     
  5. Sunshine Hen

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    I'm sure she'll be fine. But still, I'm rooting for you.[​IMG]
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    How old are they?
    How are the pecked one's poops?
    She may be being kept away from the food when the other two are there and then gorging herself when they're doing other things.
     

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