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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jerseychicken, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2013
    New Jersey
    I just got 3 new chickens and almost immediately i had 3 other hens attacking one of them. They pecked all her feathers off of her head. I have her in a dog crate in my garage. I cleaned her with saline solution and applied blue kote to the bare skin. She really smells. I dont know if its her scalp or her poop. Any suggestions??

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Did you quarantine the new birds? I guess not.

    It's usually best to remove the bullies and let the new birds - after a quarantine period - get accustomed to the new digs. Then bring the bullies back one at a time.

    All that needs to be done before one is injured. Established flocks don't like interlopers and try to kill them or drive them off.
    New birds are viewed as a threat to an established flock.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2015

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