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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobby2170, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. bobby2170

    bobby2170 In the Brooder

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    hi everyone. i have 7 hens of different breeds. i've noticed an isa brown and austrolorp pecking at my orpington and easter eager. i've had a pecking problem with another gen who we had to get rid of. it stopped for a month but know it's started right back up again. i don't know what to do. we don't want to get rid or 2 more hens.
     

  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    Do they free Range?
     
  3. bobby2170

    bobby2170 In the Brooder

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    when we are home we do. we have cut back though because we recently had a hen get killed a hawk
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    Pecking can be because of lack of space or a nutrition issue.
     
  5. bobby2170

    bobby2170 In the Brooder

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    we have a 6x8 run connected to a 6x4 run and the 6x8 gen house. is that enough? we feed them later pellets
     
  6. BantamBonzo

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    Following
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    There are bordum busters for chickens i would look at those.
     

  8. BantamBonzo

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    I would love to see some suggestions of those.
     
  9. Is this a peck mark? My girls free range everyday. I'm worried about this!
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