spooked and picked on chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dpinno, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. dpinno

    dpinno New Egg

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    My chicken feeder fell and now the chickens seem afraid to use it. I have been putting feed on the ground and I'm hoping they will get over their fear but not sure how long it takes. Also have one chicken being picked on. Any ideas how to make it stop,
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If there is one bully, separate the bully as it will lower her in the pecking order.

    You can put pinless peepers (blinders) on the bullies as well. They won't be able to see right in front of them to peck...some people have success with that.

    Rooster Booster pick no more lotion tastes bad to them but must be reapplied daily...I have only used that with chicks though and don't know how effective it is with adults.

    When they get hungry they will eat...I would just fill the feeder and not put the feed on the ground. Feed on the ground may go moldy and moldy feed can kill chickens.
     
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