Help, they're picking on me.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by noodleman, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. noodleman

    noodleman In the Brooder

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    I havn't been on here in a long time. Mainly b/c things have been going quite well. We have six RSL's and they have not given us two much trouble. They are just over a year old all hens. My wife noticed over the past couple days that they seem to be picking on the smallest one. They are literaly picking @ her. She is loosing alot of her feathers. She looks pretty rough. what can I do? Should I seperate her?
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Crowing

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    Need more information . . . .

    It does seem strange that everybody has been happily coexisting and now there is drama . . . .

    Have there been any changes in

    1.) Surroundings ??

    2.) New flock additions or deletions ? ?

    3.) Food ? ? , What are you feeding ? ?

    4.) Do you have a Roosters? ?

    5.) Where are you at - - what is the weather like ??

    6.) Do you have any pictures of the damage ?? Where is it? ?
    On back near neck, On back near tail, Is there skin broken or scabs showing?
     
  3. noodleman

    noodleman In the Brooder

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    Sorry.
    No changes whatsoever.
    No rooster.
    We are in western Pennsylvania. it has been very hot the last week or so.
    the damage is (I'm told) near her tail.
    We feed them the same thing we have always fed them. Poultry layer feed from TSC.
    Maybey in the next day or so I can get a picture on here of it.
     

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