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Pecking at tail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emaurer, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. emaurer

    emaurer New Egg

    Aug 13, 2014
    I noticed one of my 6 chickens was having her tail pecked. She also has some black specks around her tail and but. Any idea what could be causing this or what I should do?[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Black specks I would check for mites, otherwise you should find out who's pecking her and why, boredom, crowding and lack of protein are some of the main reasons. With sex links I would think protein, because of their high production. Switching to a higher protein feed might help.

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