feather pecking

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by warren, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daisy wearing her new clip to stop her pecking Bella

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    Poor Bella's rear end.
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    At first I felt bad about doing this to a poor helpless creature, and Daisy was quite upset about it and made a lot of growling noises, but later on I saw Daisy raising herself up to her full height and pecking down on Bella's neck in a very aggressive manner. She can't hurt Bella now and is really mad about it.
    The clips are made of softish plastic and are easily fitted, but you really need 4 hands to do it.
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    they look like piercings to me. i'd say you have very stylish animal there.
     
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Oh, poor Bella. I hope her feathers grow back quickly. I fear our Rita would have looked like that if Angie hadn't given Hazel (the agressor) a new home. To help Bella's regrowth I suggest adding Avia Charge 2000 to the water. Rita's feathers started coming in much more quickly when I did that. I don't know if you can get it in the UK, I had to order it on line here. It is an all-natural supplement with tons of vitamins and fish/kelp meals.
     

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