Hi! I am really new... first batch of chicks ever. I have a 13 chicks (mixed brown egg layers---2 Turkens, 7 White Rocks, 3 Auracanas, and one Black Star). I was keeping them in an extra large, portable rabbit hutch and they were doing great. Yesterday, though, I came out to find 8 of my chicks had sores on their backs, tail feathers and a couple had them on their necks (bloody, raw and featherless). They were all pecking on each other. I took the injured chicks out and put four in a smaller animal hutch and the other four in another. They seem to be doing much better and are healing. BUT~ today I found two more chicks with sores on them and after observing them a while, saw one of my Turkens just pecking them every chance she got! Is this a permanent temperment issue with her? Isn't it too soon to have a chicken be so mean? Does she need to be culled? We separated her from the rest for a while this afternoon and when we reintroduced her, she went straight for the birds again to peck them! This just doesn't seem like normal behavior to me, but what do I know? That's why I'm askin y'all!