There's a plucker in the midst...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    I have 6 hens now. They were originally in with two roosters and two more hens, but the hens taken by a raccoon. [​IMG] I removed the roos from the area because the girls' backs were plucked, red, and irritated. I figured it was the roos. For about a week or two, their backs started to improve, then they gradually got back to their original plucked, irritated condition. I have five hens with plucked and pecked backs and one without. Safe to say she's the pecker, right? Thanks!
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps; could you observe them to confirm? I'd try BluKote or something similar to help with healing and deter more pecking. Good luck!
     

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