chickens killing chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by radarloves, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. radarloves

    radarloves Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a couple of chickens that have gotten attacked by the dog because the chickens keep getting to close to her pen, amazingly they survived. One chicken was killed by the other chickens, the other one I have in a "hospital" area where they can't get her. Is it normal for chickens to kill another chicken if they are injured?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's not at all abnormal - chickens peck at the blood and sometimes a frenzy ensues. Overcrowding can add to the issue.
     
  3. radarloves

    radarloves Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I wish I would have thought about the seclusion area before the other died. She was our favorite.
     

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