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Canible chicken cure?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Locuck, May 16, 2010.

  1. Locuck

    Locuck Hatching

    May 9, 2010
    Is there a cure for a chicken that loves to eat other chickens? I have 10, 4-6 week old White Leghorns, for 2 weeks now i have had bloody tail feathers on a couple different chicken watching them after the first week i noticed one was doing all the damage.

    I seperated it for a couple days then reintroduced it same thing happend couple more days and today i let it back in again and right off its starts again.

    Its not protien and it could be space i guess but when i put the one chicken up the bloody tails stop. and its just the normal pecking. i have put blue-kote on the damaged chickens.

    Just wondering if anyone has cured a HEN-able Lector ?
  2. sune42

    sune42 Songster

    Mar 13, 2009
    Northern Kentucky
    You said it could be space..what kind of space do you have them in?
  3. Locuck

    Locuck Hatching

    May 9, 2010
    they are in a 8' x 6' x 10' run with a 3' x 3' coop. a 30' x 10' extended run is in the works but its a week away. i realize this area is to small for 10 chickens but they are not yet full grown. and the trouble stops when i take out the one offending chicken.
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    I would just get rid of that one hen.I had 3 leghorns and 3 red sex link.The leghorns were very aggresive towards the sex link so I finally sold all 3.
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Yep, I'd get rid of the agressive one too.....
  6. xxkirsty&herchickensxx

    xxkirsty&herchickensxx In the Brooder

    Lol HEN ibal Lecotor [​IMG] I would remove the offending one [​IMG]
  7. Locuck

    Locuck Hatching

    May 9, 2010
    "It rubs the Blue-kote on its feathers" - Hen-ible Lector

    guess its the choping block for Hen-ible. thanks for the opinions all.
  8. bigstack

    bigstack Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    yep! seperate pen or rehome is the only answer other than freezer camp! But it may be a lil small still.

    Good Luck and God Bless!

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