Pecking order

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnysideupp, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. sunnysideupp

    sunnysideupp New Egg

    Mar 10, 2016
    New Hampshire
    We have 1 week old chicks that are together in the brooder. Everyone has enough room, feed, heat, and water. Today 3-4 hens were pecking at another who was lying there all wet and missing feathers. I checked made sure she was okay and removed the ones that started it. I'm worried leaving them alone now because she was just lying there letting them peck her. Should I be worried? Do I keep them separated? I'm new to this and would appreciate any advice! Thank you :)
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    They will be fine keep an eye on her though she may be sick the reason they usually start pecking on another chick in the group is because they see something different in her.

    Pullet-girl chicken from hatch until a couple months into laying
    hen - girl chicken that has been laying more than a couple months
    cockerel- boy chicken under the age of 1
    rooster- boy chicken above the age of 1
    chick- a word that can be used in place of pullet or cockerel up to the age of 10 weeks

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