why do they pluck eachother??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandapanda3186, May 5, 2011.

  1. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chirping

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    It started with my duck. They plucked out tail feathers. I got her separated and bandaged up...now more than half of my chicks(older ones) are outside. The younger ad bantams are still in the brooder. Went down this morning and overnight someone plucked at my BO chick and her tail is bleedimg. Got her fixed up, but can't figure out WHY they're doing it! I don't think its space as there's less chicks now...are they bored, what to do??
     

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Alot of times they will do it if their over crowded!!
     
  3. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chirping

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    Is there anything else that can cause it? I teally doubt it being their overcrowded as there's only 9 in there end half are bantams, and they're all under 4 weeks and its a big space...any other ideas?
     
  4. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chirping

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    Probably for the same reason my 2 oldest daughters that live in our 2,100 sq foot house with 3 bedrooms (and bonus room) will get all over one another and argue over 1 sq. foot of real estate. [​IMG]
     
  5. Momaha

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    Quote:HA! [​IMG]
     

  6. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chirping

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    Well they ARE female. Sigh.
     

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