Bullying a chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dingosrun, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. dingosrun

    dingosrun New Egg

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    have one chicken that is getting bullied and just sits in the pen by herself and has her head down how can we help her
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Can you place in a pen within the bigger pen for a while? How much space is available? How is she doing otherwise with respect to health?
     
  3. dingosrun

    dingosrun New Egg

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    Put in another cage she just stands there seems ok takes deep breathes
     
  4. AnnieE

    AnnieE Out Of The Brooder

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    Awwww, hope you figure it out. Is she a new addition or did you get them all at the same time? How many do you have?
     
  5. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I beak trim the bullies. works well for me.
     
  6. birdgirl408

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    Dingosrun - if she is taking deep breaths, she may have a respiratory problem. I had a chook who just sat, or stood there and didn't feel like doing anything, just taking deep breaths. If you put your ear close to her can you hear her wheezing? In my honest opinion you need to take her to a vet.
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Isolate her from flock. This needs to be discussed in emergencies section where proper help can be found. Once health issue resolved, then you will have re-intregation to contend with.
     
  8. AnnieE

    AnnieE Out Of The Brooder

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    Beak trim?? That sounds horrible! There must be a more humane way to deal with it.
     
  9. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends how do you do it. if you cut just the sharp tip of the beak it is not painful
     
  10. AnnieE

    AnnieE Out Of The Brooder

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    Mutilating a living being for behavior modification is disgusting. Obviously there are environmental factors that could be addressed instead.
     

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