Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tonyfunhouse, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. tonyfunhouse

    tonyfunhouse Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Batavia Ohio
    I was wondering how to stop other chickens from hurting the one chinken that is hurt how do you stop that?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    You seperate any injured chicken; especially one that is wounded to the point of blood showing. Chickens are cannibalistic. To save your injured one from dying a horrible death, sepearate.
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop

    Pinless Peepers help stop chickens from pecking each other.
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    If she is injured in a way that slows her down too much or makes her very vulnerable, I'd put her in a separate pen or cage right next to the other chickens while she heals. That way they can maintain their pecking order understandings & not have to start all over when she moves back in with them.
    Once she's healed enough & not too vulnerable, you can use some ideas to help her out:

    When you have "picking-on" problems in a flock, you can put some obstacles around to help out chickens that are getting picked on too much. These give the chickens something to hide behind, jump onto and run around while evading attacks from other chickens.

    ***Always be sure no blocked-off or dead-end areas are created where any chicken could get cornered.***

    Sacks of feed, buckets, additional perches, trash cans, etc. can be useful.

    Window frames (with either glass or wire in the middle) leaned against things can also be excellent for a flee-er to run behind and be protected yet be able to keep track of aggressor's travels. Window frames are even better if you can nail them so they are stand vertically and are at 90 degree angle to the wall. Then a fleeing chicken can also have the option to jump up and perch on the top edge to escape, and pursuer can't immediately chase her if she jumps down on the opposite side.

    Lower-ranking chickens also appreciate shadowy, cluttered areas where they can hang out and not be noticed as much.

    It helps to put food & water in some of these areas so less-dominant chickens still get plenty to eat and drink.
  5. tonyfunhouse

    tonyfunhouse Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Batavia Ohio
    ok we will have to see about that because we do not have that big of a chicken coop but we will see how we can do that thanks Tony
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    If this is the same coop of birds that you are wanting to add 10 week old babies to you might really think about waiting on that if there is any kind of pecking problem going on.
  7. tonyfunhouse

    tonyfunhouse Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Batavia Ohio
    ok we will do that but the 10 week old chicks r in there but we will wait on putting them out in the open until the pecking is gone

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