Hen Pecked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lohr1975, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Lohr1975

    Lohr1975 New Egg

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    I have a flock of six hens and one of my golden comets has been pecking on the back of my EE. They're a little more than five months old. (incidentally, I just got my first egg from the flock and it was from the EE) The golden has been pecking at her back the whole time. It got so bad by the time they came out of the brooder, she had a giant bald spot on her back. I bought a saddle and she wore it for a month until her feathers grew back. She was pretty happy to get it off but now, a few weeks later, the golden has been back at it and the EE's getting another bald spot. I really don't have the room to separate them, is there any other way to get the golden to stop? -Thanks
     
  2. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried some no pick spray? ?? I would give that a try....or put the saddle back on.
     
  3. Lohr1975

    Lohr1975 New Egg

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    I've never heard of peck spray, but I'll ask at the feed store, thanks. I'm not wild about putting the saddle back on but I will until I can find out about the spray.
     
  4. Lohr1975

    Lohr1975 New Egg

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    pick spray, not peck
     
  5. Gmamatotwo

    Gmamatotwo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pecking problem as well - one feisty bossy hen! What is pick spray, do you know what's in it?
     
  6. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd find out the peaked and give her a time out for a few days in a crate. Usually hens are picky at POL
     

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