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"time out" for an aggresive chick worked..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Markallen, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Markallen

    Markallen In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2012
    Northern AZ
    I got a call from our post office at 4:30 p:m yesterday that our chicks were in. So we rush down to pick them up, all 6 alive and well, but when we put them in the brooder the fight was on. We had 2 chicks, a barred rock and gold sex link that we bought from Cal-Ranch a week earlier, already in the brooder, all pullets by the way.(I hope) The sex link was really cool, just checking out her new roomies, no aggression, but the barred rock went crazy, going to each new chick and wouldn't stop pecking them, the barred rock is only a week old but almost twice the size of the new chicks. She wouldn't quit so I put her in the box the chicks were shipped in for about 30 minutes and re introduced her to the newbies and shes been a model citizen ever since, no pecking or aggressive behavior at all. So I guess in her little chicken brain she thought she was the new chick when I put her back with the others and therefor wasn't agressive towards them? One of our little EE's [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

  2. ThatChick

    ThatChick In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2012
    New Jersey
    Now that's interesting... [​IMG]I love that chubby squishy chicky face!!
  3. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Songster

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    Great thinking! Change the dynamic on them and they change their behavior! [​IMG]
  4. countrygirl36

    countrygirl36 In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2012
    hmm maybe i should try that with my EE...considering but she chirps forever until she is reunited...ADORABLE chick btw i love its chubby fluffy face![​IMG]
  5. Markallen

    Markallen In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2012
    Northern AZ
    We have 2 EE's and 4 Australops plus the barred rock and gold sex link. The EE's are sooo cute,,well , actually they all are..

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