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WHAT MAKES A HEN GO CANNIBAL POLL?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmer Connie, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Chicken Fever.. Catch it! Premium Member

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    WHAT MAKES A HEN GO TOTAL CANNIBAL?
    (Egg Layer Adults on each other)
    Ignore the food dish and prefer blood over feed.

    This is an OPINION Poll. If you Google or copy or paste your answer you are cheating.
    This is based upon personal experience or educated guesses.
    Don't cheat, just publish your honest guess
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    I will sit back quite on this thread until there are enough honest educated guesses without cheating with search engines.
    Thank God it is over and I look toward to your replies...​
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Magic Word---BLOOD!
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A little more info may be helpful. Was this hen on hen or hen on chick, etc.

    Agree with @PD-Riverman the magic word is blood.
     
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  4. Arin's Backyard

    Arin's Backyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you throw a new chicken into an existing, large flock with an aggressive dominant hen/rooster, I wouldn't be surprised. Also if a chicken has an open wound, the others might try to peck it out of curiosity and kill said chicken. And possibly eat the dead chicken. Ew.
     

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