Two gold-laced wyandottes -- one keeps pecking the other

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jovial_cynic, May 6, 2008.

  1. jovial_cynic

    jovial_cynic Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that hens peck each other... but at what point do you intervene?

    I've got two 10-month old gold-laced wyandottes, and one of them keeps pecking at the other's tail features, leaving a bit of a bald spot. Should I separate them? Will I end up with a featherless hen? What's the story here?
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting Blu-Kot on the one's bare-bottom.

    Do they have enough space? How much space?

    Is she just pecking and pulling the feathers out? Or is she eating them as well?

    -Kim
     

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