**Is this normal??**

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tripp16, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok I got my chicks today!!! [​IMG] But Im worried about a certain one that is alot bigger than the others. She/he is 5 to 6 weeks the owner before me wasnt completely sure and then I have 2 that are 3 weeks old (Blue Duckwing bantams). Then I have 1 week old BB red (in a brooder box still her sibling passed away a few days ago).

    But long story short the bigger one is pecking and getting on top of the little ones. Should I remove her or what? Will they just work it out? Sorry Im a worrier!! [​IMG]

    Will post pics ASAP [​IMG]
     
  2. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Anyone?
     
  3. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Not sure, as I am new to this myself, but if it were me I'd probably split the brooder with a clear plastic divider of some sort. Keep the bigger one(s) away from smaller but not make them feel completely isolated.
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Good idea. I actually thought about doing that. Thanks for advice!
     
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Quote:Good advice!

    Once your younger chicks hit 4 weeks or so, they should be strong enough to hold their own against the larger one. Odds are in your favor since the smaller ones outnumber the bigger ones.
     

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