Poor little roo and another one too!!

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

  1. naturegirl

    naturegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    007Dawn Out Of Coop

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    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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