pecking at each other

  1. trumpeting_angel

    Pullet pecked around the comb, bled

    One of my 40-week-old Buff Orps (Little Bird) showed up with blood around her comb. Also head-shaking, scratching her head or neck, and looking a little rumpled and unkempt. She is holding back a little away from the others. We took her inside, wrapped her in a towel, and dabbed at the area...
  2. Stuwe

    Does pecking occur at night?

    Here we are again. My sweet girl Hope is molting, hard, again (2nd year in a row). We thought she was doing good at first. Some feathers were falling out but they seemed to be filling in at the same rate - I thought yay! The nightmare of last year has passed! Then I get up to check on them...
  3. analyticalblonde

    Calling on You for Help!

    I came in last night from being out of town and the first thing I did when I got home was go out to see my sweeties. My flock of 10 girls are 5 months old and have just started to lay. Nine of my 10 girls were fine but my little red had an injury. I took these pictures this morning and I am...
  4. C

    Injured chicken reintroduction

    Hello everyone! I have got a new flock of ten hens a few days ago. On day two, one of the hens started pecking the bottom of another. I thought it was to establish a pecking order but it went much further and when I checked on them a few hours later she had been pecked to the bone around her...
  5. O

    How do I help my rooster from being picked on?

    Four months ago, I purchased 10 Australorp straight runs. After a few weeks, we noticed one of the chicks was forming stripes and found out we’d received a barred rock by mistake. I was so excited! A couple of months later, we realized we had 8 roosters and 2 hens! One of those roosters is the...
  6. M

    Peckers!!

    We got three new POL hens two days ago, and they've all been vaccinated, wormed etc. There are three of them, and one is continually pecking feathers from the other hens' vent area. I know that I ought to do something about this, and I wasn't sure what. There are a few things I think it could...
  7. Georgeschicks

    weird chicken behavior and injured chicken

    hi! this is a kind of complicated story so sorry in advance. I also have two issues here that I need help with. I have six chickens. 4 are two years old and were raised together as day old chicks. they are 2 easter eggers a bcm and a delaware. about six months later we introduced two more who...
  8. Adi B

    My Brahma is getting picked on!

    Hi there. I used to have chickens years ago and have recently decided to have another flock. I have 6 chickens that are 7 weeks old. Doing well. They have a lovely coop and great big run. I have a mixed flock: Copper Maran, golden Laced wynadotte, Ameracauna, buff Brahma, Novogen, and an...
  9. trumpeting_angel

    Dust bath risk?

    My 10-day-old chicks gather round any one who decides to take a dust bath (in the pine shavings) and peck her, apparently due to the yummy pine dust all over their backs. You can barely see the bathing chick in these pictures - she is another Buff Orp. I’ve felt their pecks - they seem very...
  10. nsingh4787

    Pecking order / chicken picking

    Hello all! I live in the city where we are allowed two backyard chickens. I had two since they were born, who loved each other dearly. One of them was killed and I set out to find a replacement companion as she was quite distraught. From here on out I’ll refer to my remaining bird as Sweetie...
  11. LotteMay

    Chicken issues

    Hello, Can anyone tell me what this could be? I always clean the coop out, they have access to dirt baths everyday, and its mite free. I have 6 chickens and i think she maybe being pecked? They have access to my garden for an hour in the morning and 4 hours in the evening... They have to stay in...
  12. Hanathehappyhen

    My hen is so trying to kill a chick!!!

    I have a two week old chick and was going to introduce it to my chickens. The only problem is that one of my hens seems to hate it. I give my chickens attention, and I’m thinking she could be jealous of it. If any of you could help me think of how to get them to deal with each other that would...
  13. B

    Aggressive Flock

    Hi! I have 9 hens living with 100sq feet of run space. I noticed some of the chickens started to have misssing feathers below their vents and i found out that they are pecking the feathers out. It’s gotten much worse and it’s more than one hen doing it to them and now they have back feathers...
  14. B

    Hens pecking at other Hens' combs-drawing blood

    Never had an issue with this until now for whatever reason... A couple of hens are pecking a couple of others and have drawn blood on their combs. They don't look terrible but I am not sure why they are doing it all of a sudden. They have plenty of food, water, and they get some sort of treat in...
  15. chickitychickity

    Rooster is getting picked on by Hens

    Last week I noticed my 2 top hens were beginning to peck on the other girls. I did not think anything of it because they are at the top of the pecking order. Three days ago I noticed the same 2 pecking another hen more aggressively. Two days ago I changed their mulch in the run. On that day I...
  16. rebeccabrown72

    Junia, Wendell, Origen, etc :-)

    Hi all! New to chickens this year, and excited about our little flock of 6. My family (husband, two daughters, a baby on the way and a dog) and I got our chickens in April the day the hatched. We build the coop/run from reclaimed materials and live the inner city of Columbus, OH! They have free...
  17. Jmash

    Pecking problems when chickens confined to enclosure

    Help!! We currently have three chickens ( 25 wk Australorp, 18 week PBR and a 16 week WTB) and are having a horrible time keeping two of them off of the WTB. They both peck on her pretty badly. When we were introducing them all, they ganged up on her and pecked her tail until she was raw and...
  18. M

    Please Please HELP - Pecking problem

    PLEASE PLEASE HELP! First time chicken owner and am doing the best I can. I adopted 2 silkies (11 months old - same age as my current girls) and introduced them to my current flock of 4, 1 month ago. My russian orloff has been going after them but particularly one. The first week we monitored...
  19. C

    Constantly pecking at each other

    I introduced 4 new chicks to a flock of 3 hens earlier this spring. Initially, the hens were slow to accept the new chicks and would not let them in the coop at night. Being in a colder environment, I would manually place them in the coop at night to keep them out of the cold at night. As the...
  20. K

    One chicken keeps attacking one other

    Hey. There are a few posts on this but none seem EXACTLY like my chicken situation so here goes; I have 4 girls, Mary-Jane (top dog), then Amanda, then Pamela and then Jessie. Jessie a couple of months ago started molting and in that time the other chicks (except MJ) started being mean and...
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