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Older pullet bullies chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ssteiner, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. ssteiner

    ssteiner Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Orange, CA
    I've got two 10 week old pullets. One of them really picks on two six week old chicks who live with them. My question: will this wear off once the two chicks are bigger and can hold their own? I've not seen any damage, but I hear squeaks that send me running to check on them and I see the big one pushing the chicks around. Thanks for any advice.

  2. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I had this happen before.Turned out the bully was a rooster.After a week or two together,it stopped.Your chicks may be too young to mingle with your 10 week old pullets,and you might have to separate them untill the chicks are bigger.
  3. Xtradust

    Xtradust Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Orange, CA
    I think you should buy a separate Eglu for each chicken and keep them separated!

    It might be expensive, but it would cure the problem. [​IMG]


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