Chickens keep pecking disabled bird

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmer413, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Farmer413

    Farmer413 Chirping

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    I have a chicken that is disabled. She walks on her knees. She's been in the coop with the other chickens in a separate cage. She was like that for a couple weeks. I finally took her put of the cage and all they do is peck her head. I've used no peck and that seems to help... Will they stop over time? I spend a lot of time with them and correct them when they do this.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It is in their nature to pick less than perfect birds/ill birds to force them from the flock as they are regarded as ill. It is very unlikely that they will ever accept her as a flock member. Can you provide her with a separate enclosure near the flock ?
     
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  3. Farmer413

    Farmer413 Chirping

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    That's actually his neck. This is his rear end.
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    How would I know of the other bird has mites?

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  4. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

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    Look at her vent or under a wing , white crusty eggs stuck at the bottom of the feathers , or tiny little bugs running around will tell you ,

    She will get picked on forever , you can’t teach chickens to be nice or politically correct
     

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