Moulting Hen Being Pecked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JacobMaxwell, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens has had allot of bald patches lately (moulting I guess) and recently one of the other hens has been seeking her out to pluck out her feathers and peck her on the head. For a while now the abused hen has been very pale, fluffed up, and inactive, and I don't think she's laying. In other words she's showing all the symptoms of worms. Could it be that the bully hen is seeking her out because she has worms?
     
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  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    If shes moulting or has worms she wont be laying. Get her a wormer, a tonic, More protein and some anti peck spray :)
     
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  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens sort out the weak among them. That's just the way nature is. While treating the submissive hen, separate the bully from the flock for a few days. Make sure none of the others are hassling her, by pecking, chasing her away from feed, water, etc..
     
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