Molting & Lonely

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WorthFightinFor, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. WorthFightinFor

    WorthFightinFor New Egg

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    I have 3 Rhode Island Reds. One is molting, and the other 2 started to attack her. Once I saw blood, I knew I had to separate her and the only place I have is a dog crate. Poor thing, she is outside on the porch during the day and in the house at night to keep warm. Once her feathers grow back, can I put her back in with the others? What's the best way at night or during the day?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    If you can put the crate in the coop so that they all can be together the hens may re-assimilate with no problems.
     
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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, WorthFightinFor, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I agree with 1muttsfan! Good luck to you!!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] x2 the above advice. If they can see her they won't view her as an intruder when she's over her molt. She'll still be part of the group. Give her some extra protein with her regular food now. It won't speed up the molt, but it will help her. A little dry cat food, meat scraps and/or scrambled eggs will do.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck with 'rehabbing and reintroducing' your molting hen.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Greetings from North Carolina![​IMG]

    If the other hens get too rough when you put her back, you might try isolating the most dominant bird so she only has one other to deal with for a while.[​IMG]
     
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  10. WorthFightinFor

    WorthFightinFor New Egg

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    Thanks Everyone
     

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