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Is she being picked on?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TTownChics, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she being picked on? She is the one that has a bare butt. I haven't ever seen them pick on her or peck at her :(

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be pecking, could be frostbite.
     
  3. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I do? I'm not sure it's been quite that cold here. 25-50 or so has been the daily norm.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nothing, it should heal up without any intervention. I have a couple of chickens with black parts on their combs, I see it every winter. If it's a wound from pecking, same thing , leave it alone. Do you have a rooster who could be grabbing her while mating, otherwise make sure your coop has good ventilation, too much moisture can encourage frostbite at warmer temperatures, any temperature above 0.
     
  5. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the coop is good and no rooster. Thank you! I will keep an eye on it.
     

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