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Chickens almost killing each other

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKeep01, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi my chickens have been pecking on one specific chicken i don't know why her she was the healthiest but not anymore i'm extremely surprised shes still alive and i want to know if theres anything i can do to stop them from pecking at her
     
  2. Wolfstorm82

    Wolfstorm82 Out Of The Brooder

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    Let them free range in the yard and have space from each other.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You could try to isolate the main protagonists for a few weeks to see if that helps. It should help lower their status in the flock, once they are returned. Having multiple feed stations can also reduce tension. If you keep your flock in a run, ensuring that they have sufficient space can also help (10 sq ft per bird, minimum).


    Ct
     
  4. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let my chickens out onto a two and half acre farm each day and there's on three of them
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Ok, then id suggest separating the aggressor.

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  6. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    You do not have enough Hens...I understand the small yard Chicken deal, it does not always work with certain hens.

    One is dominant
    One is Middle
    One they peck.....That is Chickens..The more you have the less this will happen.
     

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