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Pecking my poor Lucy!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by whittychick, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor barred rock Lucy has a bare bum from other chickens pecking her [​IMG] why is this happening? I don't see any sign of mites or anything and they are getting plenty of treats, protein and oyster shells! Please someone give advice for me!! Maybe boredom? How can I stop this or at least help her heal ASAP! Thanks
     
  2. ctrydame

    ctrydame New Egg

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    my lil bitzy is being pecked .as well, on her head and. body, She is the smallest of 4 Austaloups. I used anti biatic cream and that seemed to her h.elp heal, but they are at her again. I think I may have to separate her. would like some advice.???[​IMG]
     
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring them inside,keep them separate until wounds heal.

    Lucy may have new fathers coming in or may have a bare bottom,both of these scenarios can result in pecking/picking and chickens find this irresistible. Once one starts,they all do.

    Bitzy may be at the bottom of the pecking order and you might have a couple of "mean"girls. Bring her inside and separate until wounds heal. Before reintroducing her,bring in another docile hen pair them together,see if they get along. often if they have a friend the pecking is reduced or stopped. See if you can find the instigator,separate her for a couple of days while reintroducing Blitzy,this might give her an attitude adjustment and the pecking order will be changed.

    After Lucy's wounds have healed,bring a friend in for her,follow the same treatment as for Blitzy.
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]


    I also am having this problem and there is plenty of feed just the way it is
    and about the only thing I can do is to separate them [​IMG]
     

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