pecking on others?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hd_darcy, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyway you can deter chickens from pecking / picking at others? It drives me nuts to see my rooster doing it. So far out of the 7 chickens that are together I have only seen two picking on others. Can I spray them with a water bottle or something when they do it?? [​IMG] I'm guessing there's not much "we" can do though?
     
  2. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    my did the same thing they will work it out after a while they will stop unless a hen gets out of line.lol
     
  3. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they do not always work it out on their own. My birds are just such a case. I tried Blu-kote, Pick-no-more, etc. and they all worked somewhat, but not enough. The thing that really helped us was pinless peepers. I don't know if any feed stores carry them. I bought them online. At first they try to shake them off, but they do get used to them in short order. If you truly have a problem with some of your birds, this is a good way to go. They are still able to eat, drink, scratch, etc. but not able to peck each other with any success.
     

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