Also this chick has a sibling that hatched 4 days and it's being mean to the new chick, like pecking it and jumping on it. Should I seperate them? How would I stop that?
Also is it normal for chicks from the same brood to hatch that far apart, even if the eggs were laid only a day apart?
I think this one is going to be ok. It doesn't even look like it was ever bleeding.
What about my other questions?
It's not unusual for chicks to peck at each other the first few days, they are exploring and use their beaks to do it. An overly aggressive chick can be put under a little mesh cage right in the brooder for a time out...works for me.I just don't understand why the first chick is doing that to the new one. I know he's been on his own for 3 days, but still....
Yeah, I know it wasn't yours....I too have seen much worse, most don't make it.That wasn't one of mine, so I don't know if it lived or not, but you're right, that is not the way they are supposed to look, though I have seen *much* worse.