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  1. rosemarythyme

    Chicken pecking :(

    Be very careful using tea tree oil around animals (including birds) - it can be highly toxic. This was a cockatiel, not a chicken, but only 3 drops caused issues: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32005244/
  2. rosemarythyme

    Chicken pecking :(

    It shouldn't be too much of an issue, mainly because they won't be spending the majority of the time standing on it.
  3. rosemarythyme

    Chicken pecking :(

    Dog cage, elevated, should keep her out of mud and muck. If a wire cage bottom is a concern you can put down some plywood or even cardboard (for temporary use)
  4. rosemarythyme

    Chicken pecking :(

    She would simply lay on the ground/floor of the cage. Not a problem for a short stay, especially for ex-battery hens which are likely used to laying where they stand.
  5. rosemarythyme

    Chicken pecking :(

    You could try separating her out for a week (in eyesight of the others as you noted) and then letting her back in, and see if that calms her down. It's worth a shot. Hard to say what will work as each case is different and the reasons for picking can vary, which is why I suggested trying...
  6. rosemarythyme

    Chicken pecking :(

    x2 on the clutter inside the run, helps keep birds busy and provides hiding spots. Piles of green materials - dried leaves, pulled weeds - also will provide some entertainment so they can focus on something other than pulling feathers. I'd also see about switching to an unmedicated (feed...
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