Pecking order with my babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arenea74, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. arenea74

    arenea74 Songster

    Feb 12, 2011
    My six babies are going to be 3 weeks old this week. I've moved them to a larger brooder and feed them "solid food" such as chopped hard boiled eggs, mini crickets, and such. They now chase each other, peck at each other, and even jump up with "spurs" up at each other. They are causing no harm (yet) and it's kind of cute. They still all cuddle and sleep together when all is said and done. These are my first ever chickens and it's fun watching them grow.

  2. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    That is so normal. They are establishing pecking order and if they are not hurting eachother (drawing blood), they'll be just fine. My month old chicks do this all the time. These are only the second group of chicks I have raised, but the first group did the same thing and turned out just fine. [​IMG]

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