pecking waddles causing blood

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckey, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. cluckey

    cluckey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two sets of chickens they are two weeks a part in age. When the small chickens get mixed in with the bigger ones a few of the small ones end up with the bottom part of their combs pecked at. There is a small amount of blood on the their breaks. Is this behavior Normal? When will it stop
     
  2. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal for the older ones to be bullying the new ones. They get used to each other after a month or two. They like blood, though, so make sure you clean them:)


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  3. cluckey

    cluckey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats good to know about the blood. Do you put neosporin on the wounds or is there an ointment to help protect the wound? For now, the little birds are in half the coop separated with chicken wire from the big ones. But one of the little ones jumped over the partition and got cornered by the big chickens. I hope they all get along!!
     
  4. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I don't know. Maybe wash them and just watch to see how it goes.[​IMG]
     

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