In the Brooder
- Jun 2, 2014
I just got two new chicks a red sex and welsummer. The welsummer wont stop pecking the reds eye to the point where they were red and almost bloody she was almost chasing her down. the poor red would keep walking back over to curl up next to her an she would strike again. ive never had this problem and at one point we had over 30 hens in a house now i just raise them for fun. the box they are in is plenty big enough i had 6 pheasants in it last spring. i tried hanging something to draw the welsummers eye but it didnt help so i built a small card board wall with a window made out of plastic so they can still see each other because when they couldnt the red would go crazy. now they are on seprate sides both with there own water and food but the red is still calling and running around jumping into the window trying to get back to the bully. i am worried she wont eat or drink she only seems to want to get back to the other chick but if she is with the other im afraid she wont have eyes in the morning. i dont know what to do im worried she will strave or dehydrate but when she is with the welsummer she cant eat or drink with out getting pecked.