Bottom of the pecking order

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fischer, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. fischer

    fischer Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 6, 2008
    Wisconsin
    I have 8 hens, 2 brown leghorn, 2 RIR, 2 Silver Wyandotte, and 2 Araucana. One of the Araucana hens is at "the bottom" of the pecking order. Lately it has gotten worse. I put a saddle on her back that gave her some relief for a few days but now they are pulling feathers and pecking her closer to the tail and vent area not covered by the saddle! It is not pretty. I made her a new saddle today that gives more coverage. Pretty soon she will be in a sack!

    Will this ever let up? It makes me so sad!! and MAD!! :mad:
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would take her right out from there. I have one at the bottom too and they bug her, but they have not caused any visible signs...just seems to be bullying. But if i saw one single would, i would take her out.
    Good Luck....it aint easy.
     

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