Reintroducing pecked chick...did not go well

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  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several days ago, my littlest chick (a gold sex-link) had her tail feathers pecked out and was a bloody mess on her back-end. I removed her immediately and she has since been secluded in our garage. She is doing extremely well and follows me and my ds around like we're her parent or something [​IMG]

    I attempted to reintroduce her yesterday and it did not go well [​IMG] They began to peck her rear-end again, but after realizing I put Vicks near there, they began to peck her head. I grabbed her and put her back into our garage. It seems as though, its the roos who are responsible (Ideal sent me 7 RIR for warmth). They were the ones who began pecking at her. They are eventually going to go to a co-worker of dh. I don't know if I reintroduced her too early, if I didn't do it correctly or if I need to get rid of the roos beforehand. Any info or suggestions will be greatly appreciated! TIA [​IMG]
     
  2. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    me thinks you should put her and a couple chicks who don't peck her in a cage until she's healed then reintroduce all of them....

    might not work but not quite sure

    Edit: spelling
     
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  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same problem but they are only pecking my polish top hats. They can't stand that they have feathers on their heads and they look like balding old men.
    Try putting her in the coop at nighttime when they are roosting and when they wake up they go about their business. I have successfully introduced hens this way. Good luck.
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is a good idea. Then she won't be the only "odd" one when they go back.
     
  5. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:we used to have those.... our other chickens pecked the tophats till' there brains showed now only 1 roo left, and it's a tophat [​IMG]
     
  6. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THis happened to one of my chickies earlier this week too..

    I bought Black Salve at the feed store[to put on her bloody bum], because it gets rid of the flesh smell, and put a red light in the heating lamp...

    Put stuff in the brooder for the chicks to play with, some people suggested pinecones, leaves, anything to keep them busy...

    My chicky's bootie healed in a couple of days and the other chicks left her alone!
    Good Luck!
     
  7. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know, I was thinking about that too. She seems so lonely, but I wanted to make sure it was okay. I'll get a few others this evening. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had read about reintroducing in the evening...I'll have to do that too, Thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good stuff, I am going to TSC 2morrow to pick up some shavings, I'll get some of that black salve while I'm there.

    They are currently in their coop w/a heating lamp. I'll have to grab some "stuff" from outside & distract them.

    thanks!
     
  10. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    no offense, but there's an edit button for a reason [​IMG]
     

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