Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pecking order

A few days ago, my husband discovered one of the chicks had an open wound from the others pecking at her. He removed the chick, and a few of the others, which are calm, and separated them. Well, yesterday he came home to find another chick dead, pecked by others :(
Kevin says that it's because the chicks are now bigger and it's getting crowded in the brooder. The temperature is also pretty high down there. After dinner, he decided to finish up the chicken coop and transfer the chicks in there.

He put up the wire on the ceiling, around the windows, and put shavings down on the floor. He transferred all the chicks, except the wounded one, and everyone seems a lot happier now!

Let's hope this does not happen again!

RIP little Black Star!

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