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plymouth bard

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One of my chicks keeps trying to jump on top of the other one what does this behavior mean!?!?!??
 

TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

How old are these chicks? If they are still quite young and in the brooder, chances are you need to give them more room and lower the heat. Being cramped and hot will make them attack each other. They can hurt each other as well. So if this is the case, more room, less heat. If they are older and are not over heating or over cramped, you may just have a bully chick. You would need to separate this one out for a while to help correct this behavior.

Good luck with your babies and welcome to our flock!
 

plymouth bard

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Welcome to BYC! 

How old are these chicks? If they are still quite young and in the brooder, chances are you need to give them more room and lower the heat. Being cramped and hot will make them attack each other. They can hurt each other as well. So if this is the case, more room, less heat. If they are older and are not over heating or over cramped, you may just have a bully chick. You would need to separate this one out for a while to help correct this behavior.

Good luck with your babies and welcome to our flock!
there 1 week old
 

TwoCrows

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Yes, then they need more room, less heat. If you don't do these things, they will get worse and fight even more. Good luck with your babies!
 

TwoCrows

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That brooder is not very big. There is no areas to cool off on the sides. You want a brooder big enough so that the heat is off to one side, the food and water on the other so that one side is warm, and the other side is cool. They need areas to cool off. So you are going to need to find something bigger than this very soon. I think they are fighting because they are too warm.
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some good advice about finding a bigger brooder, good luck with your chicks, hope they settle down.
 

kenstone

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This is what use now but I took pvc and made stand so the light can be turned ti one side and be lifted up high.
 

TwoCrows

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This is much better. This way they have a cool spot on the other side of the brooder. I would get yourself another feeder or cut that one down so they have more room at that end with the heat and have to head to the cool side to get the goods. Does them good to leave the heat to eat and drink.
 
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