Hot days and sore toes
The weather has been really warm this month with the temperatures soaring as high as 103 by late noon so the chicks just need the heat lamps turned on at night when it cools down. That really helps out with the electric bill. The two week old's do not get heat at night I just cover their brooder. Everyone of these little bundles of fuzz has its own little distinct personality. There is always that bully in the flock and of course the little runt. I observed The Bully (a Rhode Island Red) running around pulling on little toes until they screamed bloody murder. I went over several times to separate bullys beak from the toes of his latest victim. He has a strong grip for such a young age. I did not separate Bully from the flock because there always will be bullys and they have to live with each other. That pecking order is being established from day one and is necessary to determine who is the boss chicken and who is the low man on the totem pole and where all the rest fit in between.