Mean chick!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Windus, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Windus

    Windus Songster

    Aug 15, 2017
    Kansas City, MO
    i have a batch of eggs in the bator and the first chick hatched nearly 24 hours before the next one. No sooner than #2 was out of the shell, #1 went after it, pecking, jumping on it, yanking in its wings, etc.

    I took #1 out and put it in the brooder where it cried and threw a fit.

    Fast forward about 12 hours to 5 more chicks and 2 ducklings. When I put them in the brooder, chick #1 immediately went into attack mode and had all the new chicks in a tizzy running away as he went after them. I finally put a small cardboard box in the brooder and put demon chick in that and now all the others are happy in a little group.

    At a loss as I have never seen a chick act like this?
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

    Sep 25, 2015
    Neither have I escpecially at this age,a day old.Maybe you were miss reading the behavior can you send a video?
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    It's normal for chicks to peck at each other out of curiosity. I doubt there was any malicious intent - just curiosity. Have you got food scattered everywhere for them to peck at? Start teaching it where to peck, just like a mother hen would do. It's quite possibly hungry by now.

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