Peking and picking at 1 chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChicMom1961, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. ChicMom1961

    ChicMom1961 New Egg

    May 25, 2016
    So I noticed that my babies 3 weeks old now are pecking at each other ... So I moved them into a bigger area to try and stop this...

    I have 1 Americuana and 2 Wyndottes picking the neck of my other Americuana... Any one have any ideas WHY they are picking on her?

    I have tried to separate her but she just squaks and squaks... I was thinking the space was too small for them. I have added a piece of wood for them to start to stand on any Ideas of how I can get this to stop.

    The one being picked on just stands there and lets the other peck her doesn't seem to bother her but I don't like it.

    I don't want to loose my bird from this.

    Any ideas will help Thank you
  2. RoseMary12

    RoseMary12 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2016
    Kansas City, Missouri
    If you have a white heat lamp this could be the cause of the problem. The white allows the chicks to see pieces of dirt and grime on the chicks, which they think are bugs. Like you said, the cause could be that the space is too small. Could you give me the dimensions for their brooder?
  3. gmatson

    gmatson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2016
    Are they pecking her feathers out? Are they drawing blood? Maybe they are board. Do they quit outside or in a bigger area? Sorry for all the questions. I'm just trying to get a better idea of the situation.
  4. ChicMom1961

    ChicMom1961 New Egg

    May 25, 2016
    I have since gotten them outside and they still peck from time to time.. but now it goes around to all...Pecking orders have shifted

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