Pecking Order or Parasites?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wakkibanana, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Wakkibanana

    Wakkibanana In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2017
    Hey! I am a new time chicken owner, and we bought five chicks a few days ago. One of them is pecking at the other chick's beaks. I know that chickens establish dominance this way, but she seems to only be pecking their beaks/base of beak. Is there a chance that there are parasites there that she is eating? Or is it just establishing the order?
  2. Pecking order starts to be set when the Chicks are around 3 to 5 weeks old...New Chicks peck at everything...It will stop once the Chick gets older....Adding logs and little perches cut back on boredom....Also dust bath area.....


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