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Chicken fight over night?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ryan920, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Ryan920

    Ryan920 New Egg

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    Woke up and my chicken was plucked over night by its roommates... any ideas on why would be helpful...
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Make sure they have plenty of room and aren't overcrowded. Pullets require at least 20% protein chick feed, or they may peck feathers. Do they get outside to free range with supervision? That can relieve boredom. You can use anti pecking lotions, bad tasting creams, such as Nustock, or BluKote to cover bare spots. Spend some time with them, and watch for bullies. They may be arranging their pecking order, but this is not normal, and it can lead to cannibalism later on.
     
  3. Ryan920

    Ryan920 New Egg

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    I barely got to move them outside at the beginning of the week, they haven't been out much due to cold weather and rain but will be
     

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