im losing one chicken a week..help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenangravy, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. chickenangravy

    chickenangravy New Egg

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    I started with 19 chickens and now I'm do12. they are being pecked to death one at a time. they start pecking their rear end ..then it gets bloody..then they all get on her. I don't know how to stop this..any info would be appreciated greatly. thanks in advancewn to
     
  2. myersfarms

    myersfarms New Egg

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    Hi! I'm new to this forum - literally just joined within the last 1/2 hour! :) So, I'm probably not a real big help, but when we got our chickens we were told to pull the chicken that is getting pecked if you can and put her somewhere until she heals. Apparently they go for the fresh blood, plus if the sore gets infected, it can get maggots and then your whole flock is at risk. Hope that helps a little.
     
  3. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to the emergency/decease forum. Repost this thread there. You will get more help there. And so sorry about your loss!
     
  4. chickenangravy

    chickenangravy New Egg

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    Thanks to both of you..I will repost on emergency forum
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. Looks like cannibalism that can get more help in another subforum.
     

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