My 2 week old chicks are picking on one

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dgrundy14, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Dgrundy14

    Dgrundy14 Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2016
    Leeds, Alabama
    I just got 4 babies, all the same age, 1 is a red star, 1 BSL, 2 Ameracanas. The BSL is the runt of the bunch and is being picked on. They are in a box right now since they are so young. I give them scrambled eggs every morning because I read they aren't getting enough protein. I can't separate the BSL because her being the runt she always is getting next to the others for warmth. What else can I do? She has a little spot on her back that has no feathers. I need help!
  2. Flock Leader

    Flock Leader Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2012
    I'd say take them out of the box for an hour or so and sit with them in the garden so they can let out some energy. Also give them little treats to keep them occupied, like fresh greens and apple cores, so they'll peck on that and not on each other.

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