Mean chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smokeyodie97, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chicks and one is mean to the rest he's about 2-3 days old . What is it's problem?
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say that the chick is "mean", what is the behavior?
     
  3. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she pecks the others
     
  4. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give them something to do.......... put grit in their cage, or fresh soft green lawn grass (as long as theres no pesticides or anything on it)
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    How big is the brooder?
     
  6. chiefsfan36

    chiefsfan36 Out Of The Brooder

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    chick sounds bored - we have different size roosts for them to jump through and under - no feather picking or anything like that..
     
  7. Loghousemom

    Loghousemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using as roosts? I thought they didn't need them till they are out in the coop? I have a Cochin that seems to be picking on a few of the others. I have 5 total in a 30x36 box for a brooder. I did add some grit yesterday and they seemed to enjoy that, though today "she" is still picking on the rest. I had the ones being picked on separate, but they all seem to do fine together except that one so now I separated her. Not sure if this is right, but she can still see the rest of them. I might have to run out after bedtime and grab them some grass and toss it in there. Should I just put the blades in or dig up a small clod and throw the whole thing in there for everybody?
     

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