- Jun 7, 2009
Hi I am new to BYC and also keeping chickens.... although I am loving them to bits.... I have 6 Brown Shavers that I aquired last December and all seemed to be going well until a couple of weeks ago one of them was very quiet..ruffled her feathers and kept them ruffled... she didn't eat much and couldn't see that she was being picked on at all, so I took her to the vet who gave her antibiotics (last one was on sat) and have kept her inside for the past 2 days. Been feeding her mash with warm water, porridge, boiled aggs, pellets, and vege scraps and she seems a bit better, no ruffled feathers and alot livlier. So I put her back to roam in my garden with others and 2 of them made a b line for her and started picking on her. So I've taken her away from them and she's back in doors. When and how should I try and put her back with the others? (also have noticed another of my girls with feathers out of her neck and 'running' scared in the coop if she's approached by the other chickens..) please help I seem to be running round after them more than my 3 kids!!