picking issues

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happychicks, May 6, 2008.

  1. happychicks

    happychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 24 2 month old chicks and there is one that is always getting picked on i separtered him from them the others,is there anything i can so they won't pick on him,i hate to see him isolated from the rest of the gang
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Well there are a few ways to take care of this.........

    1) You can take a pair of clippers and clip off the very ends of the beaks. This will not hurt them. Just clip the tip.

    2) You can apply Blu-Kote to the area which is also an antiseptic wound dressing and it helps in healing but does not guarentee no more pecking.

    3) There is a red lotion, I believe its called Apple bitter, or something like that. It is red and you apply it to the bird and when the others peck on it, it will leave a bitter taste in the other birds mouth, thus stop the pecking, supposly.

    4) Keep them isolated from the others until the feathers grow back but take them to where the others are daily so they can see and get used to them.

    Hope this information helps.

    Edited to let you know that I have the same issue with one of my White Leghorns. She/he has been with us in the house for a week now and I believe the chick loves the attention it gets. She/he follows us everywhere in the house.
     
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  3. happychicks

    happychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]:yiipchicki have to try that thank you for ur reply
     

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