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Orp pullets pecking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vanallison, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. vanallison

    vanallison In the Brooder

    May 20, 2016
    I have 16 new Orpington pullets - approx 4 months old - and they've started pecking behaviour. They have ample space, buy tend to stick close together anyway. I haven't let them out to free range yet with my other hens. I've applied Blu-kote and peck-no-more (kind of- it's hard to apply). I also removed the one chick who I saw doing the bulk of the pecking.

    Should I do anything else? I was thinking of putting the pecker in with my big hens tonight to see if they can sort her out. Is this a good idea? I read a thread about using duct tape, but don't know if this will help. How do I know if the behaviour is entrenched?

    Also, the buggers are hard to catch! Any tips?

  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    It depends on how well integrated they are. I the bigger hens aren't too familiar with the one you want to move in with them your hens will probably kill the one giving you trouble.

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