Hen's pecking each other.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by billmac, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any solutions to try for hens pecking each other? They are not crowded.
     
  2. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just part of being a chicken. Once their pecking order is established it will die down. Be on the alert however for any injury...chickens are cannabalistic and will peck to death a bird that has an obvious injury such as a prolasped vent or is bleeding. If it gets out of hand, you can always isolate the bully and a new pecking order will be established. When you reintroduce her, chances are she will not be at the top dominant position.
     
  3. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been going on for months.
     
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska

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