Two baby red rock chicks HELP

i8theburger

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 24, 2013
10
0
22
We just brought home two baby red rock chicks to raise up and eventually add to our three year old flock of four red Sussex hens.
The two chicks are in a small enclosure with food water and heat lamp.
The problem: one chick continually attacks the other's eye. Why? And do I need to separate them? We cannot watch them 24/7 and the one relentlessly goes after the other unless we stop it.
 

kidfarmer

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 29, 2015
129
4
99
Massachusetts
I had the same issue with the eye attacking. I ended up giving her a "timeout", that's right a timeout who knew you'd have to give a chicken that. I put a screen to block her off but she was still able to see them which is important and she hasn't done it ever since she's now 9 weeks and she was doing that at 3-4 weeks
 

i8theburger

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 24, 2013
10
0
22
I have segregated them for now. See the attached pic.
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SallyEdwards

In the Brooder
Mar 28, 2015
20
0
37
Oregon
I had some issues with a week old arucana chick pecking the eye of a same age leghorn, didn't appear to actually cause any damage and it stopped after a week or so. Funnily enough they are now 4 weeks and the leghorn in question seems to be top bird.
 

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