I had two Serama chicks hatch yesterday, one about 8 hours before the other. While they were still in the incubator the older chick was pecking at the newer chick, even though there was no blood. He was weak and just lying there letting the other peck at him. So I removed the attacking chick and put him in the brooder. Finally the younger chick was fully dry and fluffy so I added him to the brooder. I frankly did not expect either to make it through the night because they are so tiny. But in the morning they were fine. However when I gave them clean water and food, the older chick began to attack the younger chick again. It got so bad that the younger one was knocked over on his back and the other was pecking him to death. He didn't die but I removed him and put him with my day old button quail chicks. They seem to be getting along fine with the baby quail huddling under the Serama chick like it was their mother. The Serama is tolerating this. But I heard they can get diseases from each other though I have seen experienced people mix the two chicks with no bad results. If I isolate the little Serama that got picked on earlier he will be alone and he didn't seem to be doing well alone in the incubator, I would go over and whistle to him and this seemed to perk him up. I knew that he needed some companionship. I will not put him with the aggressive chick again. Is this normal for a chick to be so aggressive? He is a black and white (so far) Serama. The weaker one is all white. As I typed this, a Dutch Bantam has emerged from his egg in the same incubator where the other chicks were hatched yesterday. As he is bigger, maybe he will do better with the aggressive chick? Or will he be a better match for the weaker chick? This is very challenging. It was an emergency when I swooped the poor weak little chick up and put him with the button quail. He would have died and I did not have 3 brooders ready. They have already exchanged microbes I'm sure, so would it be such a bad thing to keep the weaker chick with the buttons? Hatching can be so stressful! I thought that Seramas would be nice, they have a reputation for being good pets, and non aggressive.