pecking at each other

  1. TheChickenLady1

    Hen Molting for a Second Time?

    I currently have three hens and all of them molted about the same time in September or October. All of them lost feathers, but my girl Florence lost the most. About 3 weeks ago, I took a short trip for about 5 days and had a friend watch my birds. She didn't let them out at all during that time...
  2. Yabadabadoo

    Help with Aggressive chick (or picked on chick, I am not 100% which)?

    Help with an aggressive chick???? New chick momma here... Yesterday we got chicks. We’ve had mature chickens for years, but this is the first time we have raised them ourselves. We brought home nine chicks yesterday afternoon (from a feed and tack store), some barred rocks, australorps, black...
  3. Show Sebright

    Fowl Pox?

    My 2 Wyandottes have small scbs all over their faces. The 2 other girls that live with them are fine. Is this just pecking or bugs? I did notice that one day there was a lot of nats in the yard. Any ideas? Here is pictures from Maple. I could not get her eye lid because she refused to close it...
  4. Z

    Injured chick

    OK new chicken owner here and I could use some help. My five pullets are four months old they've gotten along great up until today. This morning I noticed that one of them had some damage to her comb. I'm not sure if it was done by one of the others overnight but the blood was dried so I cleaned...
  5. DebbieA57

    Chickens Attacking One Hen - need help

    I have a sweet little Americauna who injured her leg and is now limping (not broken, sprained as per vet). I separated her from the others to allow her time to heal. She sleeps overnight in a dog crate. The other three still see her during the day and free range around the outside of the...
  6. L

    One duckling pecking at every other duckling 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Hello, I'm hoping you can all help, we have six ducklings three Miniature Silver Appleyards, one Rouen, one we think Swedish Blue and we think a Swedish Black. They're four and half weeks old and all of a sudden one of the Appleyards has started pecking at every other duck in the paddling...
  7. E

    Severe pecking, chickens are plucking themselves!!

    Help! My chickens are pecking each other so badly they are half plucked! They are red raw and I’ve tried a few different solutions but no luck. Any suggestions?
  8. H

    Hen Missing Feathers--Has Stopped Laying

    Hi Everyone! I need some advice for one of my laying hens, please. Background: we have four laying hens, all at least 9 months old. We bought them in March, fully grown, from a friend who loves rare breeds. Our hens have a large coop, and free-range in a large area of our backyard every day. We...
  9. H

    Can’t stop the pecking

    HELP!!! I have 5 chickens and the pecking won’t stop. It has been for a while now and I have one chicken with no butt feathers at all and a few with neck feathers gone but I just noticed one who I feel is definitely smaller then the rest with a bloody wing. We have done everything, switched to a...
  10. Qquails899

    Quail becoming aggressive

    I have two female coturnix quails. They were good friends and they were always next to each other until yesterday. One of them started to act really weird, she suddenly attacked the other one and now she's screaming at her as well. She is also losing feathers and panting all the time, which is...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. My Pretty Pekins

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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