In the Brooder
- Jun 2, 2012
Hi everyone. We adopted some week-old and 2 day old Americana chicks yesterday and today was their first full day with us. One of the week-old chicks is having her newly-emerging tail feathers plucked out but the 3 day olds today and when I got home from work I found her tail area was a bloody mess! I have separated her into an "orange" box with a lid with air vents so she is still under the heat lamp but can move away as well. We are using a red light and there are a total of 19 chicks in the area the size of 4 feet by 4 feet. Is there anything I can do for her now that she is away from the cannibals? Should I be worried that she is bleeding? She does not seem happy alone but I don't want to chance adding another chick and have it peck her to death either! Tips and ideas would be appreciated.