So! I have recently got 4 ex-battery hens. They are making ok progress with regrowing feathers, however, one poor chick is being pecked on the back, her tails and her wings. Many feathers and new growing feathers have been pecked off. When I see the other hens pecking her it doesn’t seem particularly malicious.... The run is large and spacious with a 30m perimeter. The coop isn’t massive but I never see the hens pecking each other in there. There is ample food and drink, I bring them treats and give them mixed grit with oyster shells for calcium ect. Can anyone suggest ways to stop or prevent pecking and help them regrow feathers?! Thanks so much
We are working on a roost, maybe that will help...
I will get back to you on the feed ASAP... I live in the UK so temperate and often raining. It isPics of your coop and run would be helpful here.
Does feed have a tag listing the percentages of protein and calcium.
It's required in the USA.
Where in this world are you located?
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Autumn as I'm sure you know I will also get some images for you.