Crazy little chick is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jennyworley35, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    Elmore Alabama
    Last night I got home from work and 1 of my 2 baby chicks was pecking it's toe I got to looking and it had dried blood on it he had pecked it till it bled I picked him up and relized their waterer had leaked all out and the pine shavings were wet I changed the bedding and washed his little feet (he did not like this at all LOL) and this time I set the waterer on the bottm instead of on top of pine shavings I think it was tilted and ran all out but was he doing this because his feet were wet? he has stopped and is no longer bleeding but why would he peck his own feet till they bleed? Has anybody ever seen this before?
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The other chick could have pecked them and he was just attracted to the blood. Hard to say. I have seen a few have little boo-boos on their toes.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Baby chicks... have lots of learning. Could be them picking on each other. I've seen baby chicks pick their own toe and try to run with it. All that happens is it falls over.

    As long as they are under a week, don't worry about bloody bits. When they learn to pick hard, then you want to really keep an eye out on picking for blood.

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