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Hen is pecked by all

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mebuff daisy, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my black hens - Emily, is pecked by almost all of my other hens and roosters, I put her in a dog crate over molting time
    and she grow back all her feathers and I tried putting her back in with the flock but thy keep on pecking , What do I do ? I triad
    homade anti - peck and pine tar but it did not help and winter is coming [​IMG] HELP ME
     
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try moving some that don't pick on her in with her for awhile in another pen (or divide what area you have already). After she's bonded and been living with those for awhile you can try to introduce that whole group back into the main group. That way she has a support system and won't stick out like she does now and become a target.
     
  3. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is only one hen who does not peck her [​IMG]
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that's better than none I guess. Poor thing. :/ You could give it a go with her and the one nice hen, then just pick another couple to toss in with them. Away from their usual flock the others might be thrown off enough to forget about picking on Emily and just adapt to their new living situation. Worth a try maybe?
     
  5. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will try it but what do I block it off with , A long time ago I did this with baby gates but they all roosted and flew over them , wire maybe ?
     
  6. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ?
     
  7. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby gates or chicken wire should work fine, just maybe cover the top with more chicken wire so no one can get in/out. I guess that would make it hard to take care of their area, though. Or maybe just make the dividers high enough that no one can fly over?

    Anyone else, feel free to chime in here with your ideas! ;)
     
  8. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and Thanks again [​IMG] I will try it
     
  9. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us know how it goes! :)
     
  10. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again [​IMG]
     

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