. Thanks so much for the advice! I do have one hen who wears the pants but I've never really seen her pick on anyone but my young Roos. I'll keep a closer eye on the situation and try the calcium rich diet to cure theMake sure you check for mite,!ice & little creepers. Is it possible you have a 'picker' in the flock? Some of the more dominant hens will pick the feathers off a more submissive female...and just torment them until, at times,they can actually bleed! Sometimes just adding a little extra protein in their diets take care of feather picking. I've had peeps,at one time or another, that had sore-looking red butts...i've used cool washclothes applied to calm the redness + separated out the girls to give them a little alone time with an easy going buddy...to give the feathers a chance to grow in without others picking. Try giving her some hard boiled chopped eggs and perhaps some cooked chicken(I know,it sounds awful)...the protein will help renew those feathers!
Protein. She needs lots of extra protein to get those feathers grown back quickly.. Thanks so much for the advice! I do have one hen who wears the pants but I've never really seen her pick on anyone but my young Roos. I'll keep a closer eye on the situation and try the calcium rich diet to cure thelook on her bum. Gonna be weird feeding a chicken two forms of her own but its worth a try. I hate seeing her like that.
I think I will seclude her and bulk her up on shredded cheese and diced egg. Hope it helps. I feel like a bad dad!!We have a large dog crate just for such situations! Sometimes the poor little creatures just need a break from the bullies! But that stinking pecking order is so hard on the lower ranks!
We have a small dog crate for that. It is at times but once ours got figured out the picking issue stopped. When they are in the crate they get extra food, water and rest which helps. I keep the crate w the other chickens except for in winter. I had to bring a few weak chicks in and fatten them up last winter for a couple nights. The extra crate has some good uses!!