Infamous Tail, toe, vent, and feather pecking/pulling

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by macadam8157, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 Production Reds. They are the worst ever at pecking at each other. I've had to apply blu-kote to the tail feathers multiple times on certain birds. The windows in the room are mostly blacked out and they are under red light. Are there any other remedies or preventative thing i can do to stop this?????
     
  2. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My suggestion would be to take out the most powerful chicken... when the chicken gets back it will be on the bottom of the pecking order and things will change including their behavior!!!
    Good luck
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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011
  3. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How long should I separate her from the rest?
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that taking out the bully for 2 days worked pretty good, long enough to give her a "time out" (in the cat carrier) and yet it was not a problem to re-integrate her to the group after a short time.
     
  5. ravenseye57

    ravenseye57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you find a solution? I'm having the same trouble with a few of the younger pullets in my flock. I've removed the ringleader, but she's one mean pullet.
     

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