What is going on ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by airmechreed, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens after 6 months of living a peaceful existence are now pecking each others feathers out of their tails. I think I know which chicken is the bully but not positive. The only thing I changed recently is I took their water dish out and put in a water system with nipples, and I went to a deeper bedding for winter. I tried to introduce four juveniles to the flock but had to remove them after two days because one got pecked pretty bad ever since then they are picking on eachother the coup is big enough for 16 birds. And the run is adequate there are only 5 birds in the coup.
     
  2. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It sounds like they need more protein. Are they drinking well from the new watering system?[​IMG]
     
  3. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are drinking well and I put their dish back in this morning. So there is extra water and they eat layer 16 percent and meal worms occasionally what else can I give them for protein
     

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