Poor little Chook.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chirping

    Sep 5, 2010
    My only Bantam, Athena, is really getting bullied/pecked on/injured/stepped on by the other chickens. She really hasn't shown any signs of "depression" until now..... for 24 hours she just sat on her roost by herself. [​IMG] she is at home with me now, But I'm so worried about her... please help with a diagnosis!
    She has had a area of feathers stripped from her neck and back as well, also result of the other chickens teaming up on her.

  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    sounds like a possible house chicken? i had that happen to one of mine, i ended up rehoming her- the other possibility would be to choose one of your most passive hens to keep her company, maybe section off a section for her if you can't keep her inside- for now i think you did the right thing, provide protection and security for her- also being the only bantam leaves her at a disadvantage- i don't keep my bantams and standards together at all
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011

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