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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenowner212, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Chickenowner212

    Chickenowner212 New Egg

    Jan 11, 2015
    One of my chicks is bullying the other one what do I do!
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.

    If there isn't any blood being drawn, let them be so they can work out their pecking order.
  3. zippy123

    zippy123 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2014
    If there was previously peace in the coop then keep an eye on the bullied one - sometimes hens can detect illness in another bird and bully them as a result. Ifthe other one looks iI'll - take her to the vet.
  4. Chickenowner212

    Chickenowner212 New Egg

    Jan 11, 2015
    Actually there was blood involve
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How old are the chicks?
    How big is the space they are living in?

    Remove the bloodied one and clean the blood off, keep it separate from the other chicks with some wire mesh.
    OR if it's only one chick pecking the bloody one, remove the bully chick and separate with wire.

    Need more info to give further advice.
  6. Chickenowner212

    Chickenowner212 New Egg

    Jan 11, 2015
    It is two chicks and their space is 5 by 5 by 5 by 6. The chicks are about 3 and half months old. They are both roosters.
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    You have two cockerels confined in a very small space. Cockerels can often work out their pecking order and learn to get along in a flock but sufficient space is required, and even then they may still fight. At this point you have a problem and you are going to have to separate these two birds as well as get them into appropriate sized living quarters.
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    When considering space for birds you want to look at square footage, not cubic feet (assuming your 5x5x6 is referring to feet - if not, please share the unit you are measuring in) - so you would use only the length and width measurements of the area, not the height -- if the area is a 5 foot square area that is 25 square feet; if it is a 5x6 rectangular area that would be 30 square feet of area. Is this a brooder, an outdoor pen with an coop (house) or something else? Are they the only two birds in the area?

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