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Chicken pecking herself

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by InScotland, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. InScotland

    InScotland Just Hatched

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    We've just got 2 new chickens, kept separate from the rest of our flock so far. One quickly developed a bald patch and we realised she was plucking her own feathers, and they are not on the ground. We thought she might be eating them to get protein, so have been giving her lots of eggs to eat. The area looked like it was scabbing over and after a week, no regrowth. Today it is all bloody, so she seems to keep pecking at the same area. Any ideas on how to help her? Thank you.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Lice
     
  3. InScotland

    InScotland Just Hatched

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  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    You could try some blu cote... I think that's how it's spelled anyway lol :p

    It's a powder or spray that covers the wound so they can't see the blood spot. They'll continue to peck at it as long as its red and raw... That, or the other hen will start picking on her too.

    The original problem could be mites, lice, a protein deficiency... But she's definitely going to keep pecking it if you don't conceal it a little more. Blucote should help :)


    Eta* this stuff..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=blucote
     
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  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Agreed
     
  6. InScotland

    InScotland Just Hatched

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    Thanks so much, we'll try that.
     

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