In the Brooder
- Mar 17, 2014
So we bought two lovely Buff silkies the other day from a breeder. Mom, 2 years old, and daughter, 9 months old and they have lived together (with others) their whole lives. I notice the Firefly, the Mom pecks Fozzy (daughter) on the head. I am sure it's a pecking order thing and it's not constant, but it's bothersome to me. She doesn't draw blood, just pecks her little head. Fozzy, just puts her head down in submission and will move away. I am quarantining them at the moment from my others, but feel they have plenty of space. We have them in the HUGE dog crate, large enough to comfortably fit a 75 pound dog and during the day, they are in a large dog pen. Again, it's not constant, but it's enough that I see it when I am out there...much of the time, they are fine and I find them laying together, but I don't want the smaller of the two to get hurt. Is there a way I can stop Firefly from doing this?