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pullets pecking each other

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by llobrow, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. llobrow

    llobrow New Egg

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    I have 15 chickens, 4 weeks old, they have recently started pecking one another. Should I worry? What should I do? Do I need to change the food? They are on chick starter
     
  2. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Occasional pecking is normal. They are just starting to establish the pecking order. I would watch and make sure that one isn't being singled out and getting injured. Also watch for any injuries, on open sore often leads to the chick being pecked to death by the others. Other than that, just sit back and watch who is going to end up on top of the hill.
     
  3. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Quote:yup, ditto on this. It's even worse when you try to introduce new chickens to established ones... [​IMG]
     
  5. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    How much space do you have in your brooder? If they get too cramped for room they will start pecking.
     

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