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Hen won't come out of coop!

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I have a Rhode Island Red hen that will not leave the coop. I've noticed that her top beak is broken off and that part of her cone on her face is white. Is she sick? Does she need to be culled? Would you eat her? These are my questions. I'm new to raising chickens.
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If you think that she suffered  physical injury,  and recovery does not look  good, then you have to do what you think is best.    If a chicken is sick from other diseases, other than physical, injury,  I don't suggest eating such.     

This is slightly difficult for me to answer, since I only keep chickens as pets.   Would be too difficult to eat them.    

Just  so you know.... I eat plenty of chickens from the grocery store.    I also chicken out at KFC. as well. 

WISHING YOU BEST. and :welcome

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I have a Rhode Island Red hen that will not leave the coop. I've noticed that her top beak is broken off and that part of her cone on her face is white. Is she sick? Does she need to be culled? Would you eat her? These are my questions. I'm new to raising chickens.

A pic of the injuries and more information about your birds and coop/run would help.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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A pic of the injuries and more information about your birds and coop/run would help.

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