chickens eating heads off

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenman486, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. chickenman486

    chickenman486 Out Of The Brooder

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    our friends got chicks a while back then when they were 8 weeks old they put them in a fenced in area in their coop. after about 3 days they let them in with 1 to 2 year old hens an the big hens ate the heads off of two of them and injured one.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That sounds more like a predator, such as a raccoon or weasel. Chickens will peck chicks and kill them, but they are not known to eat the heads.
     
  3. chickenman486

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    thanks
     
  4. ChicksChick16

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    Also, they would need way more than 3 days before integrating them with an existing flock. There are good threads on here about how to do that... putting them next to each other so they can see/hear the other flocks but can't get to them, etc.
     
  5. chickenman486

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    they did that and it worked
     
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    Sweet
     

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