Reintroducing a sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stlchickens, May 18, 2010.

  1. stlchickens

    stlchickens New Egg

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    May 18, 2010
    Hi,

    I have 5 chickens in my backyard in an urban area. Last week one of them got sick. I quarantined her for about a week and now she seems much better. This afternoon I tried to reintroduce her to the flock. My largest bird kept jumping on her back and pecking her head until I forced her off. Any ideas on why this is happening and how I can successfully reintegrate the once sick bird?

    Thanks,

    Sean
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Can you let the "new" one (I know she is not new, but she is now new to the flock - or least your head hen) - freerange in the yard while the others are in their chicken run. Do this for a couple days, then let the lower chickens out to mingle with the "new" one. Couple days let the head hen out. If you have a plastic dog kennel, let her sleep in the kennel in the coop with the others for a bit also.

    Just one way, maybe it will help.


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