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Pecking chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jodyjojo, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. jodyjojo

    jodyjojo New Egg

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    We just got five baby chicks and one of them who has an odd shaped foot got packed by the others and they keep pecking at her back wing, which made her bleed! What should I do? I separated her with one of the more calmer ones and they seem to be fine together. Any advice?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, jodyjojo, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! You did the right thing by separating the chick from the ones pecking at her. There is a product called Bluekote that purports to stop the pecking. But the best bet it is to let her get healed up first. You can do some baby chick research in this link if you like: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    And ask questions regarding your chicks here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
    Also, you can chat with some poultry local in your state thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Best wishes to you and your flock and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some good advice and links to some great starting points from redsoxs, I will just wish you 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]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already from redsoxs, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hope you find the answers you need in the given links.

    Best of luck!
     

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