Chicks Fighting. ..drew Blood! Help!
I have four (4) new silkie/showgirl chicks that are about 8 weeks old....I added them to our coop 2 weeks ago. I had 2 adult Americauna hens and a bantam rooster at the time. I took the time to introduce the new chicks to them a few hours a day and initially put up a divider in the coop. Even still, when the divider was removed one of the hens kept chasing around the chicks so I moved the 2 hens out in a separate coop.
Now just the chicks and the rooster are in the coop. Problem is that 2 of the chicks are ganging up on a white silkie. They drew blood on the silkie's head...and since it is white....it really showed up...and when I got there...they were all attacking her head and pecking at the blood.
Anyway, I separated her for tonight...in a cardboard box in my garage. I am now all out of coops...I can keep this chick in a box in the garage for a few days...but what do I do long-term?
These chicks were mixed run....so I don't know if they are roosters or hens...but maybe the white silkie is a rooster and that is why it is fighting so much? Or is it the victim?
We are new to keeping chickens...any advice would be appreciated!!!