PECKING

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clark001, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. clark001

    clark001 New Egg

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    MY CHICKENS ARE PECKING THEMSELVES, SOME OF THE AREA'S ARE DEEP/ THROUGH THE SKIN DOWN INTO THE MEAT. I HAVE 3 RED LINK AND 2 AMBER LINKS. I GET 4 EGGS EVERYDAY. 1 OF THEM HAS NOT STARTED LAYING YET. THEY ARE 9 MONTHS OLD . DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA'S ?
     
  2. RoussoHomestead

    RoussoHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Pecking themselves or pecking each other?

    I had a chick with a deep wound from the other chicks pecking her... cleaned it out and applied antibiotic ointment (the one that has a mild anesthetic in it) and it ceased immediately.
     
  3. clark001

    clark001 New Egg

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    thank you, i think they are pecking themselves
     

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