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HELP! Chicks pecking at each other's eye lids.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Keet, May 14, 2010.

  1. Keet

    Keet In the Brooder

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    I just got these 4 Ameracauna pullets from the feed store yesterday. They are 2 or 3 days old.

    Appeared very healthy and normal yesterday and this morning, went to check on them a half hour ago and noticed 2 of the chicks had red eye lids. Watched for 5 minutes, and caught them in the act! Two unaffected pullets pecking at the other 2 affected ones.

    I separated them into 2 groups for now.

    Any suggestions for how to stop this, or reason why this may have happened?

    Chick #1
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    Chick #2
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    Chick #3 normal for comparison.
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  2. Keet

    Keet In the Brooder

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    It now looks like I have 1 bully chick. Two of the chicks have red eye lids, and the other 2 were picking on them. I separated, but the bully chick is still picking on the other one that isn't red yet. I have the bully by herself now.

    Errg, not sure how to handle this. [​IMG]
     
  3. rainnotebook

    rainnotebook Songster

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    I don't know anything about this... was just doing research since I have some bullies in my new mix and I read that you should put a red light on them. It discourages them from pecking.
     

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