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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bomoffitt01, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 Hatching

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    Hello can anyone help me? I have 6 rir and6 br.all the girl keep attacking one girl. They broke her leg a month ago and pecked all the feathers off her head. She can walk now.so I put her back in the group after a month of separation. .she was in ther one day.I get home from work and they have her feathers off her head and keep pecking and attacking her.what can I do? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. .
     

  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Songster

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    How old are they? What is the set up (coop/run) like? Do they have adequate space, food & water? Poor girl[​IMG]
     
  3. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 Hatching

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    They have both coop and a 12x24'run yes I keep up with the food and water daily
     
  4. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 Hatching

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    Also rir are almost 1.5 years old. And br are 7 months
     
  5. Percheron chick

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    You are going to have to rehome that hen or they will kill her. Another example why to not mix RIR with other breeds.
     
  6. Outpost JWB

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    Which one are they attacking? If the Barred Rock, they are probably just trying to establish pecking order. I would keep her separated until she is older & able to defend herself. Or if one of the others is doing the bullying, I would isolate them to "reset" the pecking order.
     
  7. bomoffitt01

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    Sounds good thanks
     

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