should i separate nasty chicks? *Also, cute chick pics*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brahmamomma, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a easter egger named Olive that is constantly pecking at my one light brahma named Flower. Shes the wallflower. Also the one little buff, Lemon, seems to be joining in on Olives bad behavior. So my question is do i leave them alone to figure it out? Or do i separate the two bad girls for a couple days to see if that chills them out. They have not drawn blood or caused any major injuries, but i have also noticed them pecking at her feet. HELP ME!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma Out Of The Brooder

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    anybody? this is my first time with chickens and ive heard they can become full on cannibalistic with other chicks. i hung a baby cake in the brooder and also placed a perch in togive them something to practice on. im trying to keep them busy so they dont peck on Flower.
     
  3. Ethridgechixs

    Ethridgechixs Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this but I have heard that you can put a red heatlamp instead of the regular one and this can help with keeping them from pecking at eachother but I think you should keep them together unless she is being injured. they have to figure out their pecking order and this is how they do that.
     
  4. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH! i will keep them together....it is hard to tell from the pics but i do have a red bulb in there. i also open the shade for natural light so maybe ill close it a bit....
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    As long as it isn't gang fighting, I would leave them be. They are establishing their own little pecking order, and once Flower realizes that Olive is higher rank than her, they will co-exist in harmony.
     
  6. MissCluckCluck

    MissCluckCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say the same. There's always a pecking order. Sometimes you just gotta let it be, that's the way life goes [​IMG]
     
  7. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma Out Of The Brooder

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    you guys are so right!!! i was just hoping they could all be peaceful and live in harmony. maybe ill play some bob marley in their room and see if it mellows them out!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    Ahahaha - Good idea! Make them a mix tape. I do it for the older chickens. My friend heard that chickens lay better when listening to blue grass, so my girls get to have that blasted throughout the day :lau - I can barely stand listening to it though. I put some hip hop on instead, and they lay just the same ;)

    I do think they like music, but what do I know? :p
     
  9. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma Out Of The Brooder

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    well, it is proven that dogs and cats both benefit from music, so why not chickens? haha
     
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