In the Brooder
- Apr 24, 2013
I got a baby chick from a local feed store she/he is a bantam road island red I got her today and i bought 3 more with it and it gets pushed around by the others will it be okay or will it get killed
So would they always have to keep him separate from the others, even as adults? Or do you think they will just eventually be okay together? I'd hate to put down a chick but at the same time their is a quality of life issue. When I went to the store to pick up my 2nd batch of chicks there was 1 chick who had a sore on it's leg and the other chicks were viciously attacking it, I was actually kind of surprised. I've read from many different sources that chicks can kill another in a very short amount of time.What is deformed about him? If it's not life threatening there is no reason to euthanize him. Chickens will pick on anything that's different even if it's just coloring or type of feathers, so It's not a sign that he's in bad shape. Isolate him from the others before they do kill him and give him a chance to grow and blossom.