In the Brooder
- Mar 16, 2008
I'm new to chicks. We have 26 Americaunas (1 month old) in two tubs in my bathroom. This week, DH and I have off for spring break so building an 8x12 coop--should be finished today. But the weather's been nice so I've been taking them out to a makeshift pen for most of the day. This a.m., as I"m lifting them out for moving I notice one's back is just raw and bloody--I gopped on Vaseline. Another's back is just bare...not bloody yet. I kept a close eye on them as we moved them outside and it looks like they're pecking themselves! Don't know if this is nursing the damage done by another or if they did it to themselves. I know they're crowded in the bathroom--hopefully tonight they'll be in their new coop. Anything I can do meantime? Thank you so much!