Oil Gland Issues

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leslie gerling, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. leslie gerling

    leslie gerling New Egg

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    I have recently introduced three Barred Rock Hens to my existing Orpington Hen and they have pecked her oil gland to bleeding. I've coated her with BluKote but they won't leave her alone. Any suggestions? I've already separated them.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Leslie, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! You've done exactly what I would have done. Keep her separate until she's healed up and then reintroduce her to the others. Good luck and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope she will recover soon - [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. It will likely help if they can still see each other, but not get to each other. I'd suggest putting just one of the newbies in with your orpington and observing what happens. If that seems to work, then keep things as they are for a few days before adding a second one. Not sure if you followed an integration plan, but here's a few links that may give you some ideas:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-a-single-hen-to-an-existing-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

    All the best

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  5. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us, hope your girl heals quickly.
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Leslie [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice and links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your girl all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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