Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ashnnick, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. ashnnick

    ashnnick Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out to check on my hens (almost a year old) I found one sleeping in the nest. They came out to see me, once they were ready to go back to bed the one originally in the nest got up onto the roost this time but the others pecked at her until she got down and went back into the nest. I don't know what to do, she doesn't seem sick.
     
  2. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the pecking order has changed. [​IMG]

    Maybe she is being forced into going broody?
     
  3. ashnnick

    ashnnick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm worried because all 5 usually sleep close together on the roost. She tried getting up there but they pecked her until she got down???? It seems to be just her that they are picking on.
     
  4. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully, and most likely, someone else has your answer.
     
  5. ashnnick

    ashnnick Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thankyou. I just went back out to the coop bc I was going to separate her. After her and 3 others ate they all got onto the roost. I'm just confused bc something caused them to do it. I'm not sure if its bullying bc I think she's on the low end of the totem pole. I don't see any sickness that I can tell: no drooping, wheezin, no injury, she's eating and drinking????????
     
  6. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be a weak link some times the flock kicks the weakest birds out that a prone to illnesses and parasites.
     
  7. ashnnick

    ashnnick Out Of The Brooder

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    What do u do in this situation?
     
  8. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she js a weaker bird and is prone and is an outcasted to the flock then i would cull her. Just what i would do.
     

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