Nasty Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by princesspoultry, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. princesspoultry

    princesspoultry Hatching

    Aug 7, 2010
    Something horrible happened this morning. I went to let my chickens out of the house and saw one dead in the courner with half it's face pecked off! I assume it died of old age and someother bird was curious. I'm just not sure what breed would have done that! I have many different breeds. The house is a nice size and they always have a lot of room to run around and always have plenty of food and water. I'm thinking maybe a Red Star or a Leghorn....? I have had chickens for 5 years and have never had anyone eat another one before! Any ideas of what breed could have done this???
  2. SallyF

    SallyF Songster 9 Years

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Probably any breed would do it. Once one of the birds is brave enough to do the first peck, possibly out of curiosity, the others will be attracted by the blood. It's a perfectly normal thing for birds to do; you don't have a homicidal strain in any of your flock.

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