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Bald Hens and a sick rooster....help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken Lady, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Chicken Lady

    Chicken Lady New Egg

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    I have one little chick that the others pick on. Her name is Sweet Pea and the others have pecked her bald on her back.
    What can I do to make it stop??
    I also have a Rooster, Bob who has neurological problem and can't walk well. The hens have almost eaten him alive. It's horrible what they do to him in no time at all.
    Will it ever stop or do I have to make him a new pen?[​IMG]
    Dinner is not an option, they are pets!
    Help!

    Thanks
     
  2. bmarshall61

    bmarshall61 Out Of The Brooder

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    seperation is the only hope, get the picked chickens away from the peckers, even if it is a cardboard box, smear tar mixture on the wounds, once they heal you might re-introduce them back into the flock carefully but if they see blood they will peck til the brutal end

    bmarshall
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Could you make a pen just for the roo and the plucked bird?
     

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