Hen is pecked by all

mebuff daisy

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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
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HELP ME
 

Orca5094

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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.
 

Orca5094

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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?
 

mebuff daisy

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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 ?
 

Orca5094

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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! ;)
 

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