My baby girl has ben pecked on

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommasgirls, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. mommasgirls

    mommasgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 buff orpingtions and one black sex link (hens) Seems like the the BO decided to pick on baby girl and now she has a huge bare patch on her back. It happened just a few hours before they went in to settle down for the night. We are in the midst of Iowa and 0 weather with snow but they insist on going out and all still lay daily. There isnt any dirt at the moment to really speak of but they do have roomto roam. Help?!?!
     
  2. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the baby??? It is not wise to put chicks in with older hens until they are at least 8 to 12 weeks old.
    You might want to consider getting her a chicken saddle.
     
  3. mommasgirls

    mommasgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    oh sorry her name is baby girl and they are all 71/2 months old
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    This happens often as it sometimes doesn't mater how much
    or how little room your have but you might want to separate
    for a week or so and try to reintroduce them [​IMG]
     
  5. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a space problem or the bird is just too young. BOs are pretty docile and space typically won't bug them. I put baby girl in a isolation cage for a little bit either to neck heals or 10-12 weeks.
     
  6. mommasgirls

    mommasgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    That seems so sad since they usually geut along.
     
  7. mommasgirls

    mommasgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Our black sex link is bare back again. I don't have feathers anywhere and everybody gets along great so I'm thinking she is picking and eating her own [​IMG]
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I have a Gander who choose off all of his wing feathers [​IMG]
     
  9. mommasgirls

    mommasgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Poor things I thing they've gone daft in the head! Maybe the spring will finally come and straighten them out
     

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