Pecking..?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by havi, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I'm new to all this..

    I just recieved my order from Ideal today and have a question. Let me start off by saying that I ordered 4, but they sent me 16! [​IMG]

    I have someone picking up the extra 12 later on today, but one chick seems to keep pecking all the others. I read that this can be a problem in chickens and that you need to seperate the one that is wounded. But do I also need to do this on my chicks?

    I have put my four chicks by themselves and they dont have a problem right now, but Im curious about later on. I picked up one of my RIR's and I did notice a very tiny spec of blood right by her eye, should I worry about this? The four that I ordered are 2 Buff Orpingtons and two RIR's. The other 12 are black with a little yellow on them. Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, as long as they don't have lots of blood, I wouldn't worry a bit. Under a few weeks old, picking doesn't really do damage and is rather a test of "is this eatable" or "what is this?"

    Enjoy your new chicks!
     

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