i already have one aggressive 2 day old chick...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueheaven, May 25, 2011.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my new chix is picking at all the others eyes!!!
    any advise.
    i know pecking order but she is supper aggressive and it looks like it hurts!
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks was very aggressive. I stuck her in with the broody hen a day before the others and she calmed down pretty quickly.

    Overcrowding in the first brooder might have contributed to the problem, along with night-time heat lamp. Putting them in the chick tractor during the day has also helped.
     
  3. AZSummer

    AZSummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her in chick timeout. Put her by herself in another brooder. In a few days put her back. It cured two of mine.

    For mine, one day away wasn't enough. They were away four days. They've been perfect little ladies since.
     
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  4. newtothis2011

    newtothis2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    i thought i was alone...im glad to see im not...i have a chick doing this too...thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  5. suburbanchickymama

    suburbanchickymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a thread for a similar problem - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=487727 - I seperated it for 1 day in the same brooder as its hatch mates but in its own little container. Someone also suggested it might have been due to a vitamin deficiency and that just eating the feed would help. Don't know what did it but it finally cut it out and is now a normal, but small, 5 week old chick!

    Good luck!!
     

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