Chicken picking itself

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Den, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Den

    Den Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    We have a hen who was stripped of feathers by the rooster last fall. Then we had a pecking problem. It is a mixed flock and she is the only white splash. We put on aprons that worked for awhile then we put on pinless peepers which worked great! But all of a suddden she started getting pecked again. We never see anyone doing it but we see her doing it. We isolated her and it started to get better and then it got worse again. She was isolated it has to be her doing it to herself. Does this sound logical? Today I am going to run and get a cabbage for her to peck at. The birds have enough room. Ideas?
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    I would check her for lice and mites and even fleas. Sometimes giving them higher protein feed will help stop pecking issues. You can give them a can of tuna a couple times a week and free choice oyster shells for hard egg shells. Also might want to worm them. Good Luck.
  3. Is she pecking around her chest and belly? That is a sighn of broodyness when they prepare to hatch eggs!
    Good Luck!

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