Chicks picking on each other!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skooterbumm, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. skooterbumm

    skooterbumm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I appologise if this has been answered before. I searched and could not find anything helpful. I have 10 BO's and 10 Ba's that are 7 weeks old (and raised together) and 6 Americanas that are 5 weeks old (raised separately). I finished my update on there coop this weekend and put them all in together. The Amreicanas are being picked on the others. Is there anything to help them co-habitate? Should I devide the coop for a few days?

    Thanks, Andy
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you can seperate the coop, perhaps with a chicken wire wall, for awhile that should help. The younger chicks need time to get some more size on them. Plus, having them where they can be seen but not pecked on will give the older ones a chance to get used to them.
     
  3. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im with gritsar...good luck!
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also give them something to do. I give them tennis balls and golf balls to play with. I made perches out of sticks and they peck them. Make sure they have plenty of room to run and play. If they have a heat use a red bulb.
     

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