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mixed chicks and pecking...too much.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emcthegirls, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. emcthegirls

    emcthegirls New Egg

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    We had three chicks, one bantam cochin remains, emma. Very lonely for one week, we put a stuffie in the cage with her to snuggle. She likes to be held. Found another set of chicks (standard size and within a week or so of age)...orpington and cookoo moran to join her. The moran has pecked at the bwntum feet feathers and the neck of the orpinton leaving ouchies. I now have the cochin and orpington (twice the size) together, they (emma and lilly) r doing well. The muran (hawk) is in a seperate area that inset up, both areas with heaters etc. Suggestions?
     
  2. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also had the same problem with my new chicks ....I seperated them into naughty and nice. If the naughties stay naughty they will be gone but I assume once they are out and about they will just seperate from one another as the order gets established...there will always be a low ranking bird no matter what but they can better defend themselves as they get older. good luck
     

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