Well poo.. now what?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kessidy, May 19, 2008.

  1. Kessidy

    Kessidy Songster

    May 13, 2008
    I got another sex-link pullet to go with my singleton. I put the new baby in. They are the same age. My baby started attacking it like crazy! They are only 3 days ols but mine was pecking it's beack,a nd feet and trying to stand on it etc. Did I do something wrong or are some chicks agressive or...?
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Try keeping them separate but able to see each other...let them get used to each other for a few hours and try again...good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Congrats and sure do hope the 2 little ones get along.[​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya
  4. savedbyhisblood

    savedbyhisblood In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    We had a similar problem-two chicks that were 10 days old when 21 newbies arrived. One pecked the others terribly. We put the two older ones in a wire cage inside the same brooder and after a couple of days let them back out. All seems well now and I've seen none of the excessive pecking since.
  5. starck5

    starck5 In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2008
    I just put a 7wk old in with my 1wk old chicks, because something ate my other two 7wk olds and he/she was so lonely and scarred I was going to let her have the whole garage to herself, but he/she would rather be in the brooder with the others. After hours of watching to make sure they would all be fine together, it seems that the little ones learn from the big one.

    Good luck.
  6. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    Good luck, I would think you would need to keep them seperated but so they can see each other for a couple of days , would make easier transition together
  7. Kessidy

    Kessidy Songster

    May 13, 2008
    Perfect, that I can do. I feel a but silly since I bought the second baby so that the my baby wouldn't be lonely. LOL My baby is so spoiled.
    Last edited: May 19, 2008

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