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Just got 4 chicks, about 4-5 day olds
One just kept pecking the others eyes to the point it wouldn't stop and I was worried
I have taken the bully out, is there a reason why it would do this? It will not stop chirping now it's by it's self , it's not cold, has food and water?
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There at the age where they are establishing there pecking order. As long as the others aren't injured I think they will be ok. I've only had chicks twice so maybe a more experienced person will chime in.
 

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I've never experienced that with any chicks I've ever had...never saw one pecking at the other chick's eyes. What is the breed of this chick? Sounds like a Wyandotte... :D
 

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I'm told Araucana but she had other breeds in together, pekin, silkie, astralorp and oeg

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Here it is pecking the other chicks eyes! I have seperated them again :(
 

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Maybe you can take that one back to the source of origin and trade for another chick that won't be interested in blinding their food competition.
 

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I'm new so don't look to me for any expert advice, but I have read that using a red lamp (rather than a bright white one) will reduce pecking because it doesn't provide as much contrast and also doesn't overstimulate them the way a bright light would. Can you try switching out to a red light and see if that helps? I was given a white light and when I switched it to a red one I noticed a difference in the chicks right away. They were calmer.
 

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I have swapped it for another and they are all getting along fine now
It didn't peck the other chicks went it went back so I think it was just a personality clash! Lol
I have a white light and do does the lady I bought them from.
 
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