feet pecking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tiaan Smuts, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Tiaan Smuts

    Tiaan Smuts New Egg

    Oct 12, 2016
    Hi can someone please tell me why are my chicken hens pecking each other feet. They peck till it starts bleeding and i sprayed there feet with terramycin that is also purple but its not helping? Please help
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. chickens really

    chickens really True BYC Addict

    What kind of Birds are they? If they are Factory Red Birds? They are horrid peckers...I had RIR Hens a few years back and they were aggressive peckers and feather eaters..Once pecking starts it can be hard to break...Do they have enough protein in their diet?
    I feed all my Birds a Grower crumble/layer pellet at 50/50 till a year old. Oyster shell and granite grit...Treats only 5%, meaning a Tablespoon per bird per day...I only feed treats once or twice a week...


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