Chickens are Pecking Each Other !

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickinsarecool, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. chickinsarecool

    chickinsarecool New Egg

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    what do i do when my chickens start pecking each other and get injured [​IMG] . My hen whitney got pecked and so did Lily What should I do ? Here is A Picture of Whitney.
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  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens do you have, and how much room is there? Sometimes chickens peck each other because they are bored or cramped.
     
  3. bburks7

    bburks7 Out Of The Brooder

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    they make ointment called "peck no-more" that you put on a hen where she is getting pecked and it prevents the others from pecking her
     
  4. TheChickenFox

    TheChickenFox Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having the same issue all of a sudden. I have 3 white leghorns and 3 red sex links, all female, all about 20 weeks. The leghorns have all of a sudden become very aggressive toward the sex links. They live in about 60 square feet, and they free range for a few hours a day. One leghorn and one sex link have started laying. Is this normal? It's really stressing me out witnessing this bullying. :/
     
  5. sbhkma

    sbhkma Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've head that leghorns can tend to be a more aggressive breed. Might be what you're experiencing now, as they're maturing into laying hens. 60 square feet should be fine, really. Especially with the addition of free-range time.
     

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