It wasn't prolapse, but just a mean hen pecking...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brendalee, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. brendalee

    brendalee New Egg

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    Hello,
    I recently posted on here because I had what I thought a chicken that had prolapsed. She died from it, then another hen had a bloody rear this past Friday. We took her to a friends farm and she is doing fine. Yesterday we went out, and a third chicken had a bloody rear (we only have four hens) and we come to the conclusion that the chicken that's left with a nice rear is the one that's been pecking the other ones and injuring/ killing the other hens. I have read that this can happen, but it's sad because now we have no hens left!! (We got rid of the injured ones and the mean one is going to chickie heaven!) So now we're going to start over and maybe try some bantams. We have a small coop, so this may be just right. Just wanted to let others know what may happen. Have a great day- Brenda
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sorry that happened, good luck with new birds. Maybe they got bored? How large is your coop?
     
  3. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    i am sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. brendalee

    brendalee New Egg

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    I just have a small coop, but the person who desiged the coop said it should be just fine for 4 hens. I think the bantams will do better in a smaller size. Thanks.
     

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