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  1. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Here I am after multiple weeks. About two weeks ago Dottie finally pulled of the pinless peepers. I have seen no bullying since! No pecking, nothing. She is soooo friendly to me and the other hens now and is living life to the full. Thanks for all the fantastic help!
  2. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Hm... thanks for the warning. I will read into it more and into alternatives first ;)
  3. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Thanks ever so much! I put blinkers on the 'bully' and she has been unable to peck, I plan on taking them off in about two weeks and I sincerely hope it worked! If not I will certainly try the tea tree, it seems like a much kinder alternative, and, the bullied chook has grown most of her pecked...
  4. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Awww! Thanks a ton! (and UK as well :D) I have been thinking about getting one of these... we got the bully pinless peepers but she hates them. Thanks so much!
  5. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Only give them an egg or week or so. I have fitted the bully hen with pinless peepers and haven't witnessed bullying since
  6. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    No worries.. chicken pecking is very annoying
  7. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Sadly I have no Roos :/
  8. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Cool! Thanks for the help.. will try peppers if they don’t works seperate will keep you updated
  9. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Sorry... one mor questions , not to do with pecking, was thinking of making a box with chicken wire over it and grass growing up through it so they could only eat so much ect or another grain.. would this chicken wire hurt their feet?
  10. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Yeah... if the peepers don't work (fingers crossed they will) then I think I'll seperate her off.... the pecking doesnt seem to appenat nighe
  11. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    The issue is it do be muddy and I don't want her to get into a habit of laying in the mud.... but i could set up a dog cage 4 that... Am going to try to use peeepers (sry for bad grammar... typing this with perspex contacts in my eye.... not nice)
  12. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    I have found that there is mainly one bully hen: Dotty.... she is eating the feathers, I have also noticed that if she finds a feather in the run she eats it... I'm going to try to use an anti pecking spray as I can't think of a way to seperate them... I can do the food ect but I have no idea...
  13. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Sounds good! I think I am going to get some 'chicken spice' which is a mix of nutrients (including proteins) for the chooks. Our neighbors have used it for their ex-bats and they have very healthy looking combs and wattles now. I am also putting in a black water box, about 4 by 2 by 2 feet, for...
  14. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Sorry, another question! Are there any weeds that I should avoid, toxic to the chickens? Or are most garden weeds OK? Am also pleased to say I now have le beautiful large water container upturned and filled with hay for the gals. Begin the clutter!
  15. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Another thing. If the switching of feed or anything else suggested doesn't work too well, should I separate her off so she is in the other half of the run? I know all chicks are different but our neighbours got 4 ex-bats (2 died) so they got another one and she was introduced in fine? Of course...
  16. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Thanks for all the help! I am also occasionaly giving them scrambled eggs which is supposed to help with protein...they seem to like it! I will work on the cluttering of the run!
  17. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    I will send coop dimensions tomorrow...unfortunately I can’t change the coop in any real manner as I’m borrowing it from a friend of a friend :/
  18. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    Ok. And about the coop I do plan to get one in the summer, get a shed and transform it to a coop.
  19. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    And thanks for the links!
  20. Chickenman MAN

    Chicken pecking :(

    I agree with the needing a bigger coop but at the moment I just can't get one. What will cutting out the treats do? Making sure they eat more of the feed for more protein?
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