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New 3 day old chicks picking on 10 day olds. (NOW W/ PIX)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pne123, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. pne123

    pne123 In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    We bought 2 RIRs last week and picked up 3 buff oringtons today. We thought we would have to keep the RIR's separated from the babies but the babies are beating up on the older ones. The RIRs are twice the size but they are the one getting their tail feathers pulled. LOL

    This wife wants to know how long this will last. they have only been together a few hours. They do not seem to be to aggressive just establishing a pecking order. Should I separate them?
    Last edited: May 1, 2009

  2. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    I think they'll sort themselves out on their own. Keep watch and all that, but I bet they'll settle in and be just fine.

  3. emilyweck

    emilyweck Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    What little buttheads! I think it will get sorted out, but maybe separate the chicks from them for a few days. They seem to act as a swarm of bees, otherwise! Good luck!
  4. pne123

    pne123 In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    See how vicious they look

    Do not talk back to me

    In the corner w/ you
  5. [​IMG] Love the commentary - those little ones look like they are ready for the Ultimate Fight Club.
  6. zippy11455

    zippy11455 In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    The little BO are just being proactive, they heard through the grapevine that RIR can be aggressive if not put in their place right away. Great photos!
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    I think they're racist! [​IMG]

    more like "OH! shiny eyes on someone i don't know!" *peck*


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