Chickens killing hurt chicken?

Shadrach

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I see something rather different here.
I get quite a few injuries and so far I have never had other members of the flock attack another member who was injured. They also seem very tolerant of sickness in their flock mates, so much so that I try to get the sick and injured back with the flock as quickly as possible. This tolerant behavior may have something to do with each flock here comprises genetically related individuals.
 

Quackter

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Why would a chicken kill a bleeding chicken? Is it because they don't want the smell to attract a predator or are my chickens just being jerks?
Freud was a quack, so he only left us with insight with the minds of ducks, but yes a lot of chickens seem to attack weak ones.
 

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