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 Post subject: Chicks pecking each other feet
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:41 am 
I have about 200 chicks in a 4ft by 4ft brooder house. The problem though is that my chicks have begun to pick at one anothers feet. I have lost about 15 to 20 and can't figure out why. All that have died
have been picked on the feet. Any suggestion as to why? I have been raising quail for about three years now and I have never had this problem before. I have had this many quail in the brooder before i just don't know why they are doing this.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicks pecking each other feet
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:43 pm 
you may have just a couple of individuals that want to do this. If that's the case then they need culled or you'll lose all but the ones doing the pecking.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicks pecking each other feet
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:15 am 
I have a brood pen about the same size (4' x 4') and have the same issue with 60 chicks. It is driving me crazy. All of the chicks that have been killed are getting their feet pecked. I am going to have to clip all of their beaks. I will let you know if it solves the problem.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicks pecking each other feet
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:35 am 
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I would recommend the beak trimming and possibly reduce the lighting if possible. Welcome to the site Gary.

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