Is NO pecking a problem?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chocobo, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Chocobo

    Chocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

    159
    1
    89
    May 27, 2011
    I have (4) 2.5 week old chicks. Two EE and two BO. Everyone seems happy and healthy but I have not seen ANY pecking at each other. They snuggle up and sleep and preen each other. At most they'll chase each other when one has treats or bump into each other while flying. Is it normal to have chicks get along so well?
     
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,140
    63
    203
    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    Enjoy it while it lasts. As they get older they will start belly bopping like sumo wrestlers and pecking at each other. I have even seen the girls jump on each other off the roosts when the other bird walks under the roost. Teenagers are so much fun.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    116
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, it's normal. I have one lovey dovey flock (my brahmas), always taking care of each other; very easy-going. Another flock of mixed breeds, never really any fighting, but they are the grumpiest biddies when they don't feel like being friendly.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by