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Just plain weirdness (IMHO)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EmpressNoId, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. EmpressNoId

    EmpressNoId Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one little pullet in my flock that sticks her head through the fencing and puts her rump in the air. Several other pullets gather around her and pull out feathers from her tail, rump and back. This just started about a week ago. I am worried about her as she seems to like this abuse. I've gone out and stopped the pecking party only to have her right back at the fence in the same spot a little while later. I have bumped up treats and am adding cheese shreds and hard scrambled eggs to their treats. But this little one seems to invite trouble. They are all SLW's that I purchased together 7 months ago and they all seemed to get along fine. They have plenty of space albeit fenced in. Should I make a blanket for her? I named her DumDum because she seems to be a bit dimmer than the other girls.
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    maybe not too dim, lol, shes got you trained. she gets feathers plucked, you save her and everyone gets goodies. Try blue kote (sp)
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  3. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had problems with feather pluckers, started feeding poultry conditioner from TSC and alfalfa hay. problem has stopped.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She is probably being bullied by the others and is sticking her head through the fence so that it does not get pecked. This leaves her butt as the only available target.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I agree. If she were my chicken, she'd be gone.
     
  7. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly ! Poor girl!!
     
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She doesn't like it she doesn't have a choice, she is protecting her head. It seems like the others know she is a easy target and taking full advantage.
     
  9. CrazyHungarian

    CrazyHungarian New Egg

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    Maybe she misses you and wants out.
     

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