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My hen is pecking herself so much she is bleeding???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MamaHen8, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. MamaHen8

    MamaHen8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure the breed because everyone has told me different, but she is 8 wks old, and she is pecking herself so much she is bleeding on her back right side by her tail feathers. is this okay? do i need to get her medication or something? please help!!! thank you so much!!!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you positive she is doing this to herself and it isn't a result of your other birds plucking her? How many birds do you have? How much space? What are you feeding them?
     
  3. MamaHen8

    MamaHen8 Out Of The Brooder

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    i watched her digging back there. i didn't see any of the others plucking her. i have 5, with plenty of space in the coop and run. could this be a result of roosters being with them? i just finished there first bag of chick starter food.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Buy Blue KOTE from a farm supply store. Separate her because the other ones will eat her alive.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  6. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once the chicks see blood they will pick at it. As someone else mentioned it needs to be separated or they will pick it until it dies.
     

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