Poultry Bit - stopping pecking - advice?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zoran0512, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. zoran0512

    zoran0512 New Egg

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    Hello - Does anyone have any experience using poultry bits? I have 1 "mean old hen" who has been torturing my 2 new pullets for over a month now & nothing I've tried to stop her has worked (except physically seperating them of course!) so I've resorted to a chicken bit. I found some good plastic ones online from the UK & put one on her today. Obviously she doesn't like it but has stopped bothering the others. What I'm wondering is if I need to change anything with the food/water or way it's given to be sure she can still eat & drink. Any advice? Any experience using these? If so, how long did you have to use it? Indefinately? Thx!
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have no experience with those but hopefully after a period of time she will get out of the habit of picking on the others.
     

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