Reintroducing chicken to coop questions?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oosul, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. oosul

    oosul New Egg

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    We had to take one of our chicken out of the coop because it was bleeding from its vent.
    Now it is healed and we put her back in and now some of the chickens or it might just be the top chicken is pecking
    at her head.....so now we had to take her back out and clean off the blood and let her heal again.
    so how do we go about reintroducing her to these aggressive chickens? Our coop is small 4X8 with only 5 chickens.
     
  2. monathequeen

    monathequeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI NEW EGG.......
    sORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR CRISIS.
    CAN YOU TELL ME HOW OLD THE CHICKENS ARE ?
    DO YOU HAVE A ROOSTER W/ THEM ?
    THE VENT BLEEDING IS PROBABLY FROM A HEN WHO TRIES TO LAY AN EGG AND CANNOT PASS IT OR....IF BLOOD IS PRESENT AROUND THE VENT, CHICKENS WILL SOMETIMES PECK AT IT MAKING THE AREA A TARGET...CHICKENS WILL PECK AT ANYTHING RED.

    IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR NEW AT THIS AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOME ADVICE.
    BUILD A BIGGER COOP WHEN EVER FUNDS OR TIME ARE ACCESSABLE.
    CHICKENS WILL PICK ON EACHOTHER IF THERE ISN'T ADAQUATE ROOM AND WILL POSSIBLY KILL EACHOTHER.
    CHICKENS NEED STIMULATION AND GET BORED VERY EASILY. CHICKENS WHO ARE NOT CONFINED AND ARE FREE TO FREE RANGE WILL SPEND HOURS AND HOURS PECKING IN THE GRASS AND FINDING BUGS ECT...ECT.
    PECKING IS NATURAL IN A COOP BECAUSE OF ORDER..... THIS MUST HAPPEN TO ESTABLISH A PECKING ORDER.
    YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE BICKERING BUT 99.9 % OF THE TIME, THEY WILL THRIVE TOGETHER.

    BUY SOME "STYPTIC POWDER" FROM A PET STORE AND APPLY THIS TO A BLEEDING AREA ASAP AND THIS WILL STOP THE BLEEDING AND GET RID OF THE REDNESS SO CHICKS WONT PECK AT IT............
    I WOULD LET HER HEAL FOR A WHILE UNTIL THE BLOOD IS NO LONGER VISABLE THEN PUT HER BACK WITH THE OTHERS ASAP..SHE HAS TO GET RIGHT BACK WITH THE OTHERS AND NOT BECOME A STRANGER TO THEM OR THEY WILL HAVE A HARD TIME ACCEPTING HER BACK.
    LET ME KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING....GOOD LUCK AND TTYL
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010

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