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    predator attack, either a hawk or buzzard

    Good sign! She's opened that eye and is eating & drinking. I put one of the other girls in with her for a few minutes and she started to eat. She was always the food police, lol! ;) Found out more about the bird that attacked; showed hubby a photo of a buzzard and he said that was it. At...
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    predator attack, either a hawk or buzzard

    I don't see any other puncture wounds on her. Unfortunately it looks like her eye was injured. Only time will tell if she's going to be able to see out of it. She drank some water from a dropper without any problems. She didn't like it at first, but then I went from the side with her closed...
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    predator attack, either a hawk or buzzard

    Thanks. We've had birds since 2012 and have never had an issue with predators. Of course, there's always the first time, right? I'm sure Perry's pretty stressed and in shock; the other girls are stressed. Hershey, the dominant bird, growls when I go near the coop. I didn't want to move her...
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    predator attack, either a hawk or buzzard

    Earlier today I received a call from home that a large "owl-looking bird" caused some drama while I was out running errands. We looked at photos and no positive ID on whether it was a hawk or a buzzard. The bird was bold and my husband said he threw a log at the bird, not realizing that one of...
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    Something eating away the skin on her back... Suggestions? PHOTOS are gross...

    What's so sad about this is that I check as much of them as I can when they get in the nesting box. One of them will peck at you and another will just start squawking up a storm, LOL! Ellie usually will tolerate you touching her and just give you the evil eye. I don't know how something could...
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    Something eating away the skin on her back... Suggestions? PHOTOS are gross...

    Thanks. We separated her last night so that no one would mess with her. Thankfully, my hubby thought to build in a way to partition off part of the coop so that she's still with her flock, but not accessible for pecking at her. She's not one that will let you mess with her. I'll try and...
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    Something eating away the skin on her back... Suggestions? PHOTOS are gross...

    I looked up mange and found info on depluming mites, but couldn't find anything on skin disorders for chickens. Found plenty of "chicken skin" disorders in people though! http://www.ehow.com/info_8749322_mange-chickens.html
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    Something eating away the skin on her back... Suggestions? PHOTOS are gross...

    I don't think it would be something like that as they all sleep together, huddled up. It almost looks like mange... :(
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    Something eating away the skin on her back... Suggestions? PHOTOS are gross...

    A week or two ago, Ellie started squawking up a storm, and she was like that for almost an hour. She was in the coop, nothing seemed to be wrong with her. I didn't notice anything odd in the back yard. The other birds were acting as normal as possible with an upset bird in their midst...
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    Comment by 'sweetpeamcd' in album 'Newest chick'

    I think I agree with you on that. After looking at our first two's photos from about 2 months, Hershey definitely looks more like a girl. ;)
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    Latest chick, male/female?

    Hershey was hatched Dec. 4, 2012. Guessing a Buff? A friend had only one of seven hatch, so we took this one in. Your guess as to gender?? This little stinker seems very assertive & and large for the age, don't you think?
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