My Poor Penny is getting picked on....alot....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justino, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Penny used to have a beautiful beard until like a month ago.....she is getting picked at at night when she is roosting and i thought it would eventually stop but its only getting worse.....theyre startin to get her eyes it looks like now...... idk what to do to stop this! [​IMG] but i want to do everything i can to help poor penny [​IMG]
     
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  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    do you think i should separate her at night for a bit? [​IMG]
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Do you know who is picking on her? Remove the naughty one and let the group re-establish it's pecking order, then put the naughty one back in. If that doesn't work, you may have to re-home someone or build a new coop. That's what I had to do... I had two BRs that were picking on my favorite girl, so they went to my dad. Good luck!
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    im pretty sure i know whos pecking her...but im not 100 percent sure since they do it at night [​IMG] but ill definitly look into seperation for a while..... love em all to much to rehome and i got no room for another coop.....
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:I'd separate her for a few days. Give the others a chance to re-establish a new pecking order.
     
  6. Justino

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    Quote:I'd separate her for a few days. Give the others a chance to re-establish a new pecking order.

    ok....like how long is "a bit" [​IMG]
     
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    OK, i just read that you can spray some stuff on them to stop the picking.......im guessin cause it will taste bad when they peck her......do you think this will work? idk where i can seperate her so im looking for an alternate cure to this problem.....
     

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