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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by achickschick, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. achickschick

    achickschick New Egg

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    Hey everyone! I am Sara and I am a new chick mommy. I unfortunately found this site because I have been having issues with my chicks pecking at each other. Hopefully I can learn a lot from you guys because it sounded super easy to do this and now I am second guessing if I want to have babies anymore (chick babies lol)
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Sara. Glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens. Have you visited the Learning Center? It's a great place to start a chicken education. I also recommend "Raising Backyard chicks. Pecking is what chicks and chickens do. They don't have hands, so they use their beaks to test every thing. Also around 2-3 weeks of age chicks start sorting out the pecking order. This is to determine their status in their little flock. As long as there is no blood shed, or bullying some chicks away from food or water - it's something that will work itself out.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Sara, welcome to BYC.
     
  4. achickschick

    achickschick New Egg

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    Thank you for the reply!!! I am going to post in the raising backyard chicken section. I do have bullies... I have to. They are always flying over each other and shoving each other out of the way with food and water. :( idk will be posting in a minute and you'll see the whole story [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chicken society is frequently cruel - think 'mean girls' in high school. You might want to provide multiple feeders and waterers so as to assure that all get to eat and drink.
     
  6. achickschick

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    I have a 3.5 gallon water thing I kept raising the height on from the floor up as they grow and did the same with the food and it's a ten pounder... They all have enough room around it they are just greedy and mean [​IMG]
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Sara and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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