Polish self-pecking? new to byc.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by upriverchickens, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. upriverchickens

    upriverchickens New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Apr 15, 2012
    Mequon, WI
    Hi to all-
    new member of byc, but have frequented site for a year now.
    22 girls of various breeds, 4 boys. (photos at some point-stay tuned)

    ***Looking for help solving problem:
    3 white crested black polish all suffer from self-pecking (or mistaken identity?)
    bloody tail feathers and completely backless of feathers now :(
    not mites or lice- every other bird in coop is fine. (even other polish-all white, buff laced)
    have tried extra protein: eggs, bacon, cheese.
    tried busy work: squash, melons, scratch blocks, hay bales
    tried blue cote for relief- thought we turned a corner and see new growth, but today have a chicken
    in the house in solitary confinement.

    need suggestion to stop problem or at least stop bleeding so she can go back to coop.

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,486
    97
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. If there are eating feathers, they are lacking something in their diet, just can't remember what it is. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    498
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  4. orumpoultry

    orumpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,867
    131
    178
    Jan 30, 2012
    Trinity, TX
    Welcome to BYC!! Is your coop the house from "UP"? Try posting in the emergencies section
     
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,379
    14
    143
    May 16, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    Hi && Welcome!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. upriverchickens

    upriverchickens New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Apr 15, 2012
    Mequon, WI
    hi- saw that you have runner duck (s) too, that's next on our list. do you co-mingle chickens with ducks? separate living quarters??
     
  7. upriverchickens

    upriverchickens New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Apr 15, 2012
    Mequon, WI
    It is up! Husband built the house and I got to paint it, the girls love it and it's a joy to see out the kitchen window!
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    19,489
    2,337
    436
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
    I would continue with the blu kote - are you sure they are doing it to themselves?
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,706
    17
    203
    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG]
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    157
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by