pecking

  1. L

    Trying to Add Rooster to my Flock

    Hello! Currently trying to add a rooster, that i received from a friend that ended up with two, to my flock of hens. Thought they would be the bullies but its him! He was so nice to her girls and other rooster. My girls stay together in a corner and every time he even moves towards them they...
  2. Esshea

    Cuckoo Maran chick keeps injuring Color pack

    I got chicks from Coastal a few weeks ago. 2 Cuckoo Marans and 2 color packs. They have been in the same brooder together since purchase and are about 4.5- 5 weeks old. When I saw the Marans at Coastal there was one who kept pecking the neck of another chick. I didn’t think I ended up with that...
  3. C

    Tiny Deer Ticks

    I keep finding tiny deer ticks on my chicken’s faces. It’s so upsetting. I have been drying out herbs and sprinkling them around, I have used essential oils, I have tried a natural spray.. I have sprayed around and in the coop. I have used diatomaceous earth. Their little faces are constantly...
  4. C

    Chickens pecking chicks!

    We recently introduced our new chicks to our two older chickens. They would run around the yard and see each other, and now they are in the same coop and run. Since we put them together, nothing bad has happened, but the older chickens are very territorial about both feeders. But this morning...
  5. C

    Bad Behaviors/possible calcium deficiency?

    I'm just going to lay it all out there, and I appreciate in advance any responses. There have been a number of issues with our flock that we have been dealing with for a few years now, but to no avail. In dealing with the issues, I think we're just putting "bandages" over the outcomes but not...
  6. V

    Baby chicks fighting

    I have 7 week old chicks that grew up together since day 1 and all of a sudden are pecking each other aggressively. There’s five of them and the only change that has happened was that their mother has been returned to the folk. I want to say this is the pecking order but I have 2 baby chicks...
  7. Vegan Mountain Mama

    Broody mama chicken pecking babies! Should I give her another chance?

    Hi, my broody bantam Nellie is usually such a gentle, patient and competent mother...she successfully raised a chick that wasn’t hers last spring. She showed broody signs again this spring so last weekend I got her a bantam chick and slipped it under her and she took right to it. Sadly a couple...
  8. pixieschickens

    Chicks pecking at my hands when i feed them

    Hi! I just wanted to know if it’s normal that my 4 week old chicks peck at my hands when i hand feed them? And also if I can make them eat out of my hand more gently? Thank you so much!
  9. pixieschickens

    Chicks pecking at me and climbing me

    Hi! I just joined, and this is my first question on BYC! So, I have α few chicks, I think 31. They are about 4 weeks old and whenever I go into their coop and lower myself α little , they peck at my legs and climb my legs. Some are very cuddly! But I’m scared to pet them since they might peck at...
  10. NotDenice

    Do all Roosters Peck at chicks?

    Hello! Second post on here, from the last post I was concerned in how eggs laying would essentially go for older eggs, but now I have two cute chicks- Butters and Benji! but i also have the father- He’s seen the chicks but hasn’t pecked at them once! Yes he’s curious and the hen allows him to...
  11. T

    Help duckling is getting feather plucked out

    Hello I have 4 duckling, 2 I think are khaki Campbells and to which are about a week younger Rouen ducklings. I’m used to chickens. These are our first ducklings. The biggest KC admiral drake is getting pecked in his wings by the other Kc quackers to the point of bleeding. I have previously...
  12. A

    Rash under baby chick

    Hi all! I’m a new chick owner and I have a bit of a concern. I noticed one of our chicks was pecking under her wing, when I went to look there appeared to be a rash. I tried to look it up but most other threads had dried blood involved and we don’t.i have attached a picture for reference. She...
  13. Eggs_With_Legs

    Pecking problem solved.

    Hey all, I just wanted to do a article to follow up my post in the pecking problem thread. I ended up solving the problem of pecking in my flock and I'd been asked to share what I came up with. I'm sure they're lots of post on here about this, but I thought it couldn't hurt to share one more...
  14. MissDolly

    I just “inherited” 5 chickens

    We just bought a house and the guy asked us if we wanted to keep the chickens. They looked healthy, so we said yes. After cleaning out their filthy coop and run & getting the basics covered, we see we need to make it better, larger & more accessible. I have three chickens I need for dinner...
  15. lawnmowergirl

    How to help a bald chicken in freezing weather

    One of my hens (I have 7) has her feathers removed/pecked off on her back, head and where her wings meet her body. I haven't seen the rooster mating with her nor have I seen hens pecking her. I'm worried about her staying warm when the weather gets down to zero. That's as low as it goes once...
  16. TopazMaster91

    [Integration] Apparently my three older pullets are savage?!

    So, I have three pullets, ages are around 9-10 months old. They are the following breeds: Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Cream Legbar. For the first 8-9 months of their lives, they were alone, happily cohabiting a crappy pre-fab coop from tractor supply (note: new BIG coop is almost built!). They...
  17. K

    Did I make the right decision?

    G'day everyone I'm hoping if I tell you a bit of my story, any of you could tell me if I made the right decision yesterday, (please try not to be to blunt with your responses as I'm feeling emotionally drained today) As I posted in the new members area, I currently have 2 Plymouth Rocks, but...
  18. Scissors65

    Aggressive Leghorn, What can I do now?

    Advise please! I'm sorry this is a little long. I have a Leghorn hen (Pearl) 21 weeks old. She started laying a little over two weeks ago and her sister (Opal) started laying one week earlier, and they lay everyday. I also have two New Hampshires. Pearl loves my attention. She has actually...
  19. KBrammell

    Polish crest-taping FAIL

    (photo 1 sort of shows her bald patch; photo 2 shows halfway point of removing the tape) My young golden polish developed a bald spot on the back of her head. In reading through forums I chalk it up to being from getting pecked by the others. No blood but definitely missing feathers. The...
  20. SFChickens

    Egg Pecking - not cracked, but pecked...

    Hey all, We've had chickens for about 5 years now - we keep 5 girls in a fully enclosed 2 level coop, with a run downstairs, and a roost + 2 nesting boxes upstairs. From time to time over the years we get cracked eggs, and when that happens, I always remember to put out crushed oyster shells...
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