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mudrunner1957

In the Brooder
Dec 14, 2019
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Hello to all members.
I'm Denny, just wanted to introduce myself to the site.
Will read some post to see if any of my ? are already addressed. I have 13 chickens, had 14 until the other day. One was what seems to me to be that she was pecked to death, now i have one that has been pecked just not to death, trying to treat her with wound spray, Will get back to everyone after i have read some post.
Thanks Denny
 

TwoCrows

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Hello Denny and welcome to BYC! :frow

How much room are you providing? Cramped birds can kill each other. Minimum 5 square feet per bird in the coop (not including nest boxes or roosts) and 10 square feet per bird in the run. Put out several food and water stations as well.

Good luck and welcome to our roost!
 

ValerieJ

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Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! I'm so sorry you lost a chicken that way! :hugs Do you have one particular aggressor? If so, take her out of the mix. If it's all of them pecking, then you have an issue to resolve. As has been stated already, either overcrowding or lack of protein. I'm sure you will get all the advice you need here to remedy the situation. Starting a thread in the emergencies forum will get the fastest answers.
 

BullChick

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Welcome to the chicken capital of the Internet! :clap
As mentioned by others, overcrowding could be the issue. Are you using Blu Kote for the injuries?
We would love to see photos. Not just of the injuries and coop, but of all your various animals. Getting to know people, and making new friends is exciting!
 
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