Pecking order or aggression

Katejc

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Hi everyone! I have recently become a first time chick mom. We received 2 abandoned week old chicks from a good friend early Sept (assuming easter eggers?) and then recently purchased 2 silkie chicks (chicken math is real). Our easter eggers are about 3 weeks now and just constantly picking on eachother. They will sit and roost together but apart from that there is a lot of wing flapping, chest bumping and overall dominance struggling. Is this normal pecking order 3 week old behaviour or do I have 2 roos? The silkies are hilarious. Much more still and quiet but they immediately put these 2 in their place when they all have playtime together.
 

Katejc

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Brooder and chick photos! We have them in a large dog crate and we are building a coop. They are very active and quickly outgrowing this setup. The silkies are not active at all but I believe a week younger.
 

SurferchickinSB

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View attachment 1910522 View attachment 1910523 View attachment 1910524 View attachment 1910525 View attachment 1910526 View attachment 1910527 View attachment 1910528 View attachment 1910522 Brooder and chick photos! We have them in a large dog crate and we are building a coop. They are very active and quickly outgrowing this setup. The silkies are not active at all but I believe a week younger.
They will need more room most likely by next week, so you might try getting cardboard boxes and taping them into one big box. I wouldn’t separate them because it can cause problems later.
 

Katejc

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I have a decent size sunroom I think I am going to move them to. I had already considered it but I needed an extra nudge. It will help them with the transition to outdoors as well. I will keep their brooder light in there for now. Thanks for your input everyone!
 

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