2nd attack on same

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nwoods01, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. nwoods01

    nwoods01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small flock of 6 adult hens 1 adult rir roo. This spring I got a variety of chicks to add to the flock, 1 of the chicks is a Delaware this chick was about 3 mo's old and I introduced her and 3 other chicks to the flock. At first there was a ruckus but they calmed after a while and seemed to be fine in there own group. A couple weeks later I found the delaware chicken laying in the coop with the back of her head and neck area tore open I thought it was the roo trying to mate her. I seperated her for a long time the wound healed nicely. I seperated the roo from the flock to prevent anything else. Yesterday I reintroduced the delaware to the flock, today I came home and the delaware had been attacked again with the same results, since roo was out of the picture it had to be a hen. I let htem all out to free range and watched most of my chickens take turns chasing the delaware chicken, I know have moved back to isolation. What is going on and why?
     
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  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't have a place in the pecking order. She's a stranger. Do you have a dog crate or something you could put her in so they can get to know each other without being able to touch each other? Try a week of that, and then introduce her at night.
     
  3. nwoods01

    nwoods01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night after all the other birds were in the coop roosting I put her in. The other birds have been around her as they free range almost everyday of course she is usually alone or under the deck.
     

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