Mean chick!

Windus

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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?
 

TheTwoRoos

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

JaeG

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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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