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Poor little roo and another one too!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by naturegirl, May 1, 2009.

  1. naturegirl

    naturegirl In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Central New York
    I have 25, 5 week ol chicks. I put them in their new coop 3 days ago. The first night I went out to check on them before I went to bed. I found two of my smallest babies all bloody. The one little chick is definetely a roo, He was in the worst shape. His back and chest were raw from being pecked I assume. The other little chick's chest was raw and bloody. I removed them and brought them into the house. They are both doing fine now, should I put them back in with the other chicks soon? Are there any steps I can take to stop this behavior?? I feel so bad for these two little babies. [​IMG]

  2. trishok8

    trishok8 Songster

    Feb 18, 2008
    Oh, that's horrible, I'm so sorry.
    Sometime I cannot understand that "pecking order" thing.
  3. 007Dawn

    007Dawn Out Of Coop

    Apr 29, 2009
    Personally I would wait until they are just a bit bigger and maybe they will be a little more able to take care of themsevles.

    Luckily we have not had that happen! All our chicks seem to fall in a natural order and like each other, but we only have 14 opposed to your crew!

    Good luck, poor babies!

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