EE attack by other chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Boo-Boo's Mama, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Opal, 10 week old white EE, was attack today while I was out working on the run. She has a bloody bare spot on her back from her tail forward.

    Had my husband run to TSC before they closed for blue wound lotion and we put her in a large Rubbermaid brooder with water and feed.

    Is there anything else I need to do for her? She is not happy being alone.

    Any advise is appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Huh, most of my chicks will leave the other bird alone once there's blue kote on them. Once it is dried, I'd consider returning her.

    How much room do you have your chicks in?
     
  3. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are crowded...trying to get their run/coop completed...have had problems.
     
  4. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    That's a must. I've started moving my chickens around in the daytime to accommodate their size and keep them in the coop at night. If they're getting aggressive, it's because they're crowded.
     
  5. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Am very aware that crowding is the cause and I have been watching closely but today I was out with my husband working on the run...as I said there have been problems with getting the run completed.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
  6. Ceilismom

    Ceilismom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you put a few more chicks in with the wounded one until you are able to complete the coop? Maybe that would alleviate the crowding problem for the time being. Otherwise, they might pick a new victim.
     

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