Found 15 week old dead??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jrudolph305, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Songster

    Dec 1, 2009
    Meadows of Dan, Va
    We have 3 older hens and 10 days ago we brought 3 14 week old girls into the flock. They seemed to be getting along reasonably well--just what we would consider chasing and minor pecking. This morning we found one of the young ones dead in the coop. She had her head sort of between the food shelf and the wall. My question is what would she look like if the older ones pecked her to death? Feathers missing, blood, partially eaten or what?
  2. peaceful

    peaceful Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    seems to me there would be some of that. I've only witnessed serious pecking with a weak chick. They tended to peck the top of the head and there was bruising and a bare skin patch there from the pecking.

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