Vent pecked away, will she be able to heal this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wermfud, Jul 2, 2011.

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  1. wermfud

    wermfud Out Of The Brooder

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    The problem with pecking hens is that it is contagious. When one does it, usually the others follow. So if I were you, I would figure out who is the "pecker" and separate them for about 2 weeks. Sometimes this lowers the aggressor down a few notches and changes the pecking order. Hopefully without the aggressive hen around, the others will not peck at anybody. If after 2 weeks this bird is still aggressive, I would consider rehoming it. No one needs a mean chicken, picking on the others.

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  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give her a chance, they can heal up nicely from even a bad wound
     
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