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Day Old Bully?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hatrick, May 5, 2009.

  1. Hatrick

    Hatrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good grief, so one out of my four Barred Rocks has decided to pick on everyone else, almost relentlessly. They're all sleeping and she/he is walking around pecking at everyone. I read about where they peck at each other's beaks but this one appears to be just being mean. Besides a chick naughty spot...[​IMG] What to do? The making's of a rooster already?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Eh, at that age if it's not drawing blood I would just observe. The others may just be too sleepy to care or fight back, in a few days they will be more likely to peck back and it may settle down.

    If anyone gets a bloody spot though, you'll have to separate the hurt one to keep the others from pecking it to death. If that happens I would separate the meanie as well as a preventative.
     
  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe, it's just more curious about it's world than the others. I don't know if it is a sign of rooness (write it down and let me know if it is though). He/She will eventually tucker out and zonk out for you though.
     

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