My chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by iLoveAllChickys, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    Since we have been away, my male chicks have been fighting. We came back today and one of the male chicks was almost completely naked on his wings and neck. how long does it take for the feathers to grow back and how can I stop this fighting
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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Well to stop the fighting you will need to separate them.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    It will likely only get worse. How old are they. I think some of them need to be rehomed or "repurposed."
     
  4. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about 1month and 2 weeks old. But will the fighting stop if they aren't in captivity anymore? Or would they still fight for a piece of land?
     
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  5. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 9 roosters that free ranged and no hens, they got along fine. I bet they would not have had there been a pullet/hen in the flock. The injured bird needs to be separated from the others at least, or they may kill it. Some will never stop fighting, but I would give them plenty of space and places to hide. Good luck!
     
  6. Huevos-Azules

    Huevos-Azules Out Of The Brooder

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    Some say that the attackers must be separated from the rest, so they do not cause more damage.

    Luck!
     

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