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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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
     
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