Pecking order or something else....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peoples, May 18, 2019.

  1. Peoples

    Peoples Chirping

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    This is Ebby. She is on the bottom of the pecking order. I have seen the other girls go for her head at times. I see missing feathers and some dry blood spots. She is acting normal otherwise...please advise...
     
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  2. Squishychicken

    Squishychicken Songster

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    Do you have male(s)? If so how many females and how many males?

    How big is there pen and how many total birds?
     
  3. Peoples

    Peoples Chirping

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    4 birds, no rooster and they have a pen of 900 sq ft living space. Secured side yard with apple tree and coop within a green house. So lots of space for 4.
     
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    Is she losing feathers anywhere else?
     
  5. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    While it's distressing to see, your hen hasn't sustained any serious injury.
    There isn't very much you can do about it unfortunately. There is always one at the bottom of the hierarchy unless you just have one chicken.
    Having lots of space helps so the juniors can escape from the seniors. Apart from that all you can do is make sure she gets equal access to food and water and if any pecks draw blood put a dab of Betadine on the wound.
     
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    Peoples Chirping

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    No. Looks good otherwise
     
  7. Squishychicken

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    Like stated above no major injuries so she should be fine as long as she gets enough food and water.
     
  8. Peoples

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    I have 3 sources for water and 2 for food.
     
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