Help-Angry little chick!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lambchick, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. lambchick

    lambchick Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our new chicks-a dark brahma has been bullying all of the others-the other 21! She's managed to pick at a couple eyes and one even bled. I put her in a seperate box with her own feed, water and heat lamp. This is the first day we've had them and I really don't want to keep her alone, can anyone give me any advice?

    I know that today, the day they arrived at the store, they are a little pooped out and tomorrow may be better, but just in case, thought I'd ask.

    She needs a time out and my Cesar Millan wisdom that I use with my dogs and horses is NOT working with her.

    BTW-There must be a character on a WII game called wilegi-but my 3 year old pronounces it "wild wedgie". So we've given the name of honor to this little gal!
     
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using a red lamp?, keeps them a little calmer. Make sure they aren't too hot and have plenty of room. If she continues to be a problem you could make her a little "cell'' out of hardware cloth in the corner so she's not alone--hopefully she'll mellow out!
     
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had one i hatch out a while back that was like that and i took a pair of finger clippers and took a little of the top beak off and that stopped it from being the bully, just alittle of it
     
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with chookchick. Wall her off a portion of the brooder with hardware cloth so she can see and be seen by the others but not go after them. Then, see how she behaves after a few days of isolation.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. lambchick

    lambchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Update-Well, I kept her out of the group overnight. I also doubled the size of the brooder, now with 2 lamps, took some of those irredecsent marbles and put them in glass jars and set them around the brooder, dropped a few into the bedding, and did the scratch boxes that someone posted up on here.

    Wow-what a difference. Seems they are more independent today and after I watched what they were pecking at, it appears that they liked the shinyness of the eyes, so the marbles were a sure fit for that.

    Thanks everyone-I really appreciate it.
    PS-Still going to get red lamps too.
     
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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