Picked On 2 Month Old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tish_matt, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. tish_matt

    tish_matt Out Of The Brooder

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    We just picked up 9 more chickens a few weeks ago. The chicks are now about 2 months old and one of them is being picked on to the point of bleeding and losing feathers. We set her aside for a few days in her own area. Then reintroduced her to her "friends" and they began to pick on her immediatly.

    What should we do?

    The main thing is they are ALL going to an outdoor coop by the end of the week, and i mean ALL of them, they are to big and noisy to keep in the house any longer.

    Thoughts?Suggestions?
     
  2. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should put Blue Kote on the areas that are wounded to discourage others from picking at that area.
    I am too new at raising chickens to offer any additional advice...sorry.
     
  3. chefgian

    chefgian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try keeping them separated with something that they can see each other through until the baby heals. Keep them apart like that for approximately 1 week, then try to put them together again.
     
  4. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way, what is the age difference between the chicks and the new chickens?
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    How big is the space? It might be she is getting picked on because they are too crowded and are bored...
     
  6. tish_matt

    tish_matt Out Of The Brooder

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    Might be confusing. We have 10 one year old chickens in a seperate coop/run. We got 9 NEW chicks that are now 2 months old. I have build another coop/run for the new chicks untill this summer when we will join both flocks together.

    I will have to look into something that i can apply to her so they hopefully will leave her alone. Seperating them is NOT going to work, we have no where to really put her.
     
  7. tish_matt

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    Space now is 4x4 in the corner of my daughters room, new space will be 4 x 6 but will include a run outside.
     
  8. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to separate the offender... NOT the offendee.
     

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