First timer, "Plucky" chick with attitude... What to do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lesterbelly, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. lesterbelly

    lesterbelly Hatching

    Mar 26, 2015
    I have 13 chicks, 13 different birds, all about a week old. One of them, the smallest, also has the most attitude. She grabs the other chicks' beaks when they are sleeping, bites at my fingers when I am feeding them greens out of my palm, scratches the aforementioned greens out of my palm, much to the chagrin of her siblings, and is basically an a-hole. I read somewhere that this bird might bring a world of trouble to the whole flock and the place I got her from might be willing to take her back. I am having an existential crisis, as I am a "chick" with some attitude, and I'm sure glad that my parents didn't abandon me as an infant because I was "plucky". :)

    Any advice anyone?

  2. countrygirl345

    countrygirl345 Chirping

    Apr 17, 2014
    The things that this spunky chick are doing don't sound too out of the ordinary, but if its behavior stands out from the others then I won't question you. There isn't much you can do about the personality of a chicken, so if this behavior keeps up/gets worse during the future, then culling is pretty much all you can do. However, you can ask, but the place you got the chick probably won't take it back, due to diseases and whatnot. Hopefully it won't come to that.

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