My hen is getting bald - other hen pecking her

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    I know what you are thinking its just pecking order - but the one that is doing it is not the top hen.

    Last night I picked up my favorite Red Star and noticed that her head is almost bald and her neck feathers have been pecked on as well. Is there anything that I can put on her that will help to keep I believe my Silver Lace from pecking her. I was thinking something that doesn't taste good - but don't know what that might be. Maybe a cute bonnet - no seriously I want to stop this behavior soon.

    This is the same Silver Lace that has been pulling the tail feather off my roo too.

    Sandee
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
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    Silly question but how do they breath if you put them in their nostrils?

    Sandee
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Silly question but how do they breath if you put them in their nostrils?

    Sandee

    LOL i never thought of that... but i guess they dont block the nostrils all the way
     

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