Odd Chick Behavior-Need Advice

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I have 2, 4 week old ameraucanas and 21, 2 week old chicks. My ameraucanas are starting to get their neck feathers in, and have downy fluff at the end of the new feathers. My favorite silkie keeps pecking at those downy feathers. He's been doing it since yesterday, and he won't leave them alone. It doesn't seem to bother the ameraucanas, but it's driving me nuts! [​IMG] Is this ok for him to do, how do I stop it?

  2. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

    Sep 24, 2008
    Southeast Georgia
    Mine do that too. I would keep an eye on them and so long as they don't make the chicks bleed, I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Thank you. He's just eating the fluff right now. He's so tiny I don't think they notice he's doing it. Goofy chick!!

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