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Pecked chicken...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IggiMom, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I have never had a problem with pecking before, but today I let the chickens out late, because some dogs were running about and I was afraid for my flock.

    When I opened the door, one of my sweet little young Buff Orpingtons, hatched out by me in my incubator, came walking blindly out. She had been horribly pecked, no eyes left, it was just dreadful.

    I went and got my 22 handgun and came out and shot her, but I feel just terrible. I don't know why they did it, unless it was because I was late letting them out.

    This has been a bad week anyway, as a raccoon got my lovely Peahen earlier.

    I feel as if I am a terrible chicken Mom to let this happen.[​IMG]


  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    It's not your fault, I feel so sorry for you [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm so sorry for your loss. What a horrible thing to have to deal with. [​IMG]
  4. ace6175

    ace6175 Songster

    May 9, 2009
    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!
  5. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Crowing

    Apr 25, 2009
    OMG. I don't know what I would do if that happened to me... I am so sorry. I didnt even know chickens could do that to an alive coop-mate?!

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