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Feather Pecking on lower back

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causing a little blood for the first time is there something I may have to stop this, I have 5 hens and care for them all?

post #2 of 8

The best thing to do is watch them or set up a camera so you can find out who is the bully !

If your girl is bleeding please seperate her to a kennel or cage until she is healed !
Once your chickens taste blood you will have a huge problem with cannibilism. They will continue to go after her injured spot , it's just their nature. Clean injury with betadine and then apply antibiotic cream but DO NOT USE THE KIND THAT RELIEVES PAIN. Sorry didn't mean to yell but the stuff is toxic to chickens.

Hope that helps. thumbsup

After you find the bully you can seperate that hen for about a week and when she returns she should be the new girl and won't be so high on the pecking order.

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post #3 of 8

Another BYC chicken person in MT named Lori? Wow, what are the odds?
I've been vacant too long from BYC.
Rob... try using blukote antiseptic as well... I have the same problem but it does stop as the chickens don't like the taste if it, and it will dye stain the beaks of the culprit(s) so you'll know who is the problem! wink
So, chicken woman, where in MT are you? I'm in Canyon Creek. 
Not too many  BYC'er in MT.   

Lori

Married mom of 10 yr old twin boys, 1 cat, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Rabbit, 1 RIR, 1 Australorp, 1 Star, 1 Turken, 1 Cornish, 1 Leghorn, 3 EE's, 1 Campine, 1 Buff Cochin, 1 Welsummer, 1 Sumatra, 3 Nankins (2 hens, 1 roo) 1 Frizzle Cochin, 1 Blk Rosecomb bantam, 2  Blk Silkies, 1 Mille Fleur D Uccle roo, 1 Sultan roo, 2 woodies, 1 Cayuga, 2 Rouens & 1 Mallard duck, and 1 White Turkey.
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Married mom of 10 yr old twin boys, 1 cat, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Rabbit, 1 RIR, 1 Australorp, 1 Star, 1 Turken, 1 Cornish, 1 Leghorn, 3 EE's, 1 Campine, 1 Buff Cochin, 1 Welsummer, 1 Sumatra, 3 Nankins (2 hens, 1 roo) 1 Frizzle Cochin, 1 Blk Rosecomb bantam, 2  Blk Silkies, 1 Mille Fleur D Uccle roo, 1 Sultan roo, 2 woodies, 1 Cayuga, 2 Rouens & 1 Mallard duck, and 1 White Turkey.
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post #4 of 8

You can also use pine tar.

Wife to a wonderful husband, mom to 4kids.  My zoo Beezis my Percheron, Heart my Paint, 10 Saanens, 4 Alpines, 3 cats, English Mastiff.

RIRs, Cuckoo Marans, Welsummers, Buff Orps, Jesery Gaints, EE's and more and Ancona ducks.
 

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Wife to a wonderful husband, mom to 4kids.  My zoo Beezis my Percheron, Heart my Paint, 10 Saanens, 4 Alpines, 3 cats, English Mastiff.

RIRs, Cuckoo Marans, Welsummers, Buff Orps, Jesery Gaints, EE's and more and Ancona ducks.
 

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post #5 of 8

I am in Billings. There is another BYCER here and another that I am friends with in Great Falls. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17209_smiley-talk017.gif

I tried Blu Kote, pine tar,no pic and black grease but
it did not stop the pecking until I removed the hen and caged the culprit. I eventually had to rehome the culprit to another flock where she would be at the bottom of the pecking order and she is doing well there.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17209_chicken_butt.gif

Where is Canyon Creek ?

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post #6 of 8

We're 25 miles NW of Helena. Love the chicken butt avatar, I have four birds that look just like that! lol  The last bird I had to bring in for being under attack (this was her second round in a year) one of my rancher friends came in and asked, What's the matter with her, did she freeze her butt off?" lau This of course was during that major cold spell we had last month.
We all seem to be spread out. We have one in Kalispell (unionwirewoman)  and one in Havre (?) and another in Clancy (rockymountainchick) her name is Libby, we've actually met and had lunch together. She works in Helena for the Seiben Ranch Co who we bought our property from, small world in some ways. Good to hear from another BYC'er in Mt! ya


Edited by MTtroutwithwings - 1/22/09 at 3:48pm
Married mom of 10 yr old twin boys, 1 cat, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Rabbit, 1 RIR, 1 Australorp, 1 Star, 1 Turken, 1 Cornish, 1 Leghorn, 3 EE's, 1 Campine, 1 Buff Cochin, 1 Welsummer, 1 Sumatra, 3 Nankins (2 hens, 1 roo) 1 Frizzle Cochin, 1 Blk Rosecomb bantam, 2  Blk Silkies, 1 Mille Fleur D Uccle roo, 1 Sultan roo, 2 woodies, 1 Cayuga, 2 Rouens & 1 Mallard duck, and 1 White Turkey.
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Married mom of 10 yr old twin boys, 1 cat, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Rabbit, 1 RIR, 1 Australorp, 1 Star, 1 Turken, 1 Cornish, 1 Leghorn, 3 EE's, 1 Campine, 1 Buff Cochin, 1 Welsummer, 1 Sumatra, 3 Nankins (2 hens, 1 roo) 1 Frizzle Cochin, 1 Blk Rosecomb bantam, 2  Blk Silkies, 1 Mille Fleur D Uccle roo, 1 Sultan roo, 2 woodies, 1 Cayuga, 2 Rouens & 1 Mallard duck, and 1 White Turkey.
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post #7 of 8

welcome-byc Glad you are here for all the help and fun everyone can provide.

  bigzio

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Calling all Wisconsinites....come and enjoy the days of Spring with us on the "Cheesehead" thread!  http:/ http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=44015700

Annual Bash...A must Event http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/851229/fifth-annual-wicheeseheads-bash#post_12728453

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Oh yea ! Please excuse our manners !!! http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17209_welcome.gif

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We like to have fun on here ! Could you tell !

This Montana girl is looking for Silkies !!!!!!!!!                 

I love to quilt,garden,care for my hens and it is all possible through Jesus
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