Major Bullying...help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Skyoaks413, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Skyoaks413

    Skyoaks413 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seven hens, all different breeds one is a Cochin. She injured some foot feathers which led to some pecking but I bandaged her feet and she's all healed up now. However, now all six other hens are seriously bullying her! Not pecking her feet anymore but jumping on her back and pecking her comb it's so terrible she stays in the coop all day alone. My flock has always had an established pecking order and my Cochin is definately the most docile but they've never picked on her like this. Is there anything i can do?!
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skyoaks413 Out Of The Brooder

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    They have a 4x6 foot coop with an attached 10x6 foot run and they free range most of the day in a 40x40 foot fenced area. Not confined enough to be bored I don't think, they've been fine with each other until now. Once my Cochin had bloody feet everything changed, even the hens lower in the pecking order are attacking her. [​IMG]
     
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  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make the cochin her own pen in the coop so they can see her but not touch.Keep her in this for a week or two and then see how she does.Letting her with the flock is a big risk.
     

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