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    Toe pecking never ends...

    They’re 3 years old now. The initial injury was in March, healed, and then they started pecking other toes!
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    Toe pecking never ends...

    Okay thank you! Should I take her bandages off while she’s separated?
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    Toe pecking never ends...

    We have a medium sized dog crate that we tried, but felt bad because she would just pace back and forth and try to get out. Should we just stick it out? If so, does she only need food and water in there?
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    Toe pecking never ends...

    We have a chicken who has had a toe injury that is always aggravated by her two sisters. We’ve tried quarantining until it stops bleeding, but they pick at it anyway. We bandage her entire feet and they somehow find a gap and cause a new injury. I know she’s at the bottom of the pecking order...
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    Leaving food and water inside the coop?

    The whole thing is covered in hardware cloth so hopefully the mouse problem isn't a thing. It seems like it's okay to give them food and water in the coop though, which is a relief. I meant their normal feed crumble, not scratch so don't worry about that! I'll try coaxing them down the ramp...
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    Leaving food and water inside the coop?

    That's what I thought, but they devoured the food that I brought in this morning. There are also feathers everywhere which I think is from them needing water?! Is it possible that one of the chickens just started molting?
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    Leaving food and water inside the coop?

    I have 3 chickens inside a 3' x 6' coop on top of a 9' x 6' run (the Garden Coop design) and have been leaving their water (on the galvanized steel heater so it doesn't freeze) and food outside in the run, which is covered and snow free. But, ever since it start dipping below freezing and...
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