Premium Feather Member
- May 6, 2020
Hi all, we have six pullets in upstate NY. We have thankfully never had any major pecking order issues, just nightly squabbles over roost spots mostly. They have been in the coop a little more lately due to the snow and cold. This morning we let them out of the coop and into the run an hour later than usual. Our buff Orpington who usually is one of the top girls in the pecking order had a bloody face and blood was spattered on the roost and walls. We cleaned her up, she has a small cut above her eye but nothing super serious- was surprised at how much blood there was despite the cut being small. She is cleaned up and back in the run with the others. Do you think this would continue to happen to her? Are these things ever a one time thing? Should we do anything or just continue to keep an eye out? Thank you!