Some body Help me PLEASE!!!! Urgent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nccountrygirl, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    My DH has had to get my big A** Ameracauna off of my Bante Jap 2 or 3 times, they are pecking her Bad. Can they kill her and what can I do about it
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't know if it will kill her but she can get hurt. Only way really is to separate them.
     
  3. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    is the ameraucana a roo? Is it trying to mate with the bantam or is this just hens attacking one another? My guess in either case is yes the larger bird is capable of killing the smaller one. How long have these birds been together? Is there room in your run/coop to separate them for a while?
     
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    We just got the Jap today and all of my other girls are pecking her, she is my only Bante, we only have hens. My DH just said that every thing appears to have quieted down, maybe because it has gotten dark. I don't want to take her back, but I will before I see her hurt. I don't have the room to seperate them. Thanks ya'll
     
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    oooh buggar..yep unfortunately introducing a single bantam into a flock of standards was always going to be tough. My guess is when the sun comes up tomorrow the beatings will start again. How large is the coop/run? How many birds are there total in there?
     
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    We have 5 standards 1 Braham and Little Blackie the Jap. Would you advise us to seperate her in the morning ( put her in a big dog carrier ) and return her to the farm supply store when it opens at noon? Thanks for the help
     
  7. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Just leave her in the dog carrier ( with food & water) in the pen so that the other chickens can see her. That way they can get used to each other and she will be protected. There will still be some pecking when you let her out but they will know her by then and it will not be like throwing her to the wolves....lol I think that should work for you.
     
  8. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    P.S. I would do it now while dark because as soon as it is light they will be at her again and she will not be able to run away in the coop.
     
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    My DH just came in from Checking on her, she is in the coop with 3 others and appears to be fine for tonight. We will seperate them at first light tomorrow. Thanks for the help every one. I freeked out, I've never seen something that vicious before
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I would seperate them tonight, or plan on being up about 4 am to make sure she's not killed.
     

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