Complete Novice - Help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alijxx, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. alijxx

    alijxx New Egg

    Sep 19, 2012
    Hi Helpful Chickeners,

    I got four chickens yesterday, 1 buff, 1 legbar and 2 blackrocks. Sadly one of the blackrocks had a strange siezure (possibly through the stress of transit) and died on entering the run. The remaining blackrock is much bigger (and probably older) than the other two and was yesterday showing signs of bullying the smaller buff. This morning I found a terrified looking buff cowering in the nest box with a large peck wound at the top of her beak. Should I do anything or is this just the nature of establishing the pecking order? they were all kept together at the farm I had them from.

    Not the best start to my poultry career, my son asked me if i was 'out of my depth' - thanks son!

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    so sad ! they are all probably very stressed. I take it that they are not young. Dont know if you can seperate them for a while until they calm down. I dont think thats my best answer. But hope someone else knows.

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