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Blind puller terrified of being mated

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillyandlarry, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. lillyandlarry

    lillyandlarry Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 12, 2015
    I have a leghorn mix pullet that was born blind and is about 4 months old. She is terrified of anything that touches her head besides a human hand. All of her brothers are getting to that age and starting to neck grab and she gets so scared she runs full speed into everything. I'm scared she'll either have a heart attack or break her neck in one of her freak outs.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It would seem humane to place her in a separate pen away from the cockerels.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Agreed. Move her with a pullet buddy, or move/rehome the boys. She's already at a disadvantage, with not being able to see. Those cockerels are either going to pester her constantly or cause her to injure herself.

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