First time raising cornish x chicks...

AshleyFishy

Songster
10 Years
Jan 8, 2010
302
5
121
East Texas
Ok I just got my box of 25+ straight run cornish x chicks from welp hatchery. Straight off the bat they are different from other chicks....very aggressive. Any tips on raising these little monsters?
 

mmktdox

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 12, 2011
148
3
91
Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada
I have 16 that just came in Friday. I find this batch more alert and busier than last years batch but I wouldn't say they're aggressive. Are they attacking each other? What are you have them in? Are they under red or white light? I find if they have enough room they calm down in a hour or so.
 

Life is Good!

Songster
9 Years
Apr 14, 2011
1,179
228
236
suburbia Chicagoland
How old are they? What are they eating? Are they getting enough?

Ours only get 'fiesty' if the feeder (i.e. me) is late bringing the food. And then it's all chicks for themselves! What a race to the feeders and getting in "their" spot to get some feed. Yes, our bitty roos are chest-bumping, stink-eye giving, sunspot stealing, who's bigger little chicks....but the hens generally don't even care another one is in their space....perhaps you have more roos than hens? This behavior started about 2wks old and now at 6wks old is really in full force.
 

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