Why is this happening?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jkslb08, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jkslb08

    Jkslb08 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2012
    So this is completely to do with chicken behavior and none to do with egg-laying...almost. Wilma and Pebbles are best buddies in our flock. Both are around 28 weeks old. Wilma started to lay about four weeks ago and around this time a small bare patch started to develop under Pebbles' beak. Well, the bare patch is bigger than ever and yesterday I see Wilma picking off the feathers on Pebbles! Why would she do this and how can we get this to stop? [​IMG]

    Any and all advice would help!
  2. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hens groom each other, especially under their beaks. Hopefully, your hen won't cause bleeding because that is a whole other issue. I wouldn't worry unless blood is drawn. Good luck! [​IMG]

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