pecking!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gemma24, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we let our chickens out and one of them started to peck on another chickens face, and then I realized that her face was all bloody! we have her in a cage and cleaned her face with a wet cloth, what else should we do?[​IMG]
     
  2. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP!!!!!!!!
     
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? We're they raised together? How long have they been together for?
     
  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is doing better, but they are 4 years old. they have been together all their life
     
  5. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's quite strange- I'm not sure what could have brought it on. Is the injured girl low in the pecking order? You did the right thing separating her from the other girls, since they drew blood.
     
  6. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes she is very low in the pecking order, she just kept pecking at her face, it might have been a scab before, but then she maybe started pecking at it
     
  7. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Re the wound: I've found a wound spray like Vetericyn to be effective in promoting healing; some people like Blu Kote because it can also help prevent pecking at the wound.

    This could be an isolated incident, but you'll obviously need to be very cautious when attempting to re-integrate her.
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much space do they have?
     
  9. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they have a whole shed. (I have 19 chickens, but 12 are bantams) and she only was pecking her when I let them out. I left her in her cage for the rest of the day, then I put her back with the other chickens because her comb was scabbed and none of them have pecked her again. so it's pretty weird.
     
  10. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A whole shed is not enough do they free range.Depending how big your shed is though
     

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