fighting!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oakley, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. oakley

    oakley Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!! I have 5 schicks only 1 1/2 weeks old and I seem to have 2 that keep fighting!! im a newbie at this so im unsure if im suppose to separate them or if they'll sort it out themselves...??
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    They are figuring out who is in charge. (The pecking order.) As long as things aren't bloody I'd say they are fine. :)
     
  3. oakley

    oakley Out Of The Brooder

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    well so far no blood ;) thanks for the reply!! ill just let them go then and hopefully it sorts itself out!!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do they have plenty of room? Crowding can cause fights.
     
  5. oakley

    oakley Out Of The Brooder

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    they do have plenty of room!! it just seems like 2 of them are clashing!! xx
     
  6. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be 2 little Roos. I had a broody hatch 3 peeps and the 2 that seemed to always be chest bumping turned out to be boys. But I've had all girl chicks that would fight a little as they sorted out who was to be top chick.
     
  7. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are going to see alot of this as they grow. Even the pullets will fight each other for dominance. Nothing to be too concerned about because they usually don't carry this fighting far enough to cause harm. One of them usually gives up before real harm is done.
     
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  8. oakley

    oakley Out Of The Brooder

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    thanx so much for everyones reply!! im not panicking as much now knowing its normal behaviour!! :)
     
  9. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a red light on them?
    red calms them down so they don't fight as much
     
  10. oakley

    oakley Out Of The Brooder

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    yep sure do!! ;) today they haven't been too bad so hopefully its an end to it but for 5 days straight it was starting to get a bit nasty between the 2!!
     

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