Flock spat

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by walkswithdog, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    I've a juvenille flock of two older BA pullets, now laying, and 12 about to lay partridge rock pullets and 3 juvenille PR roos.

    This week I've had one BA pullet end up with part of her comb gone, and today I found a PR girl - one of the fiestier - with a notch in her beak.

    There have been no predators and there's nothing in the yard, can they really do that to each other?

    I have a mature roo in quarantine now - I was hoping having an adult around might settle them all down, but he's stuck there until he is done "cooking" lol.

    Here's Algernon

    About the partridge pullet: Do I do anything about the little bloody bit on her beak?

    They're free range all day - it's not like they're cooped up.

    What else would distract them from each other?

    And YAY we have eggs! Oh I have missed homegrown eggs.

    Ain't going back.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    You could try scratch and Flock Block (search BYC for the homemade recipe if you're inclined) to keep them busy.

    Things that take a while to eat, like pumpkins, squash, flock block, will keep them busy, too.

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