Wits end near

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jnjross, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    [​IMG] well they keep cutting mein hen to shreds, i made her a saddle and they still bloody her up, they won't let her eat, today i found mein crumpled behind the feed box barely alive, i took her out and put her on the porch with snacks and water, she drank a cat bowl of water, poor girl. I couldn't figure out what to do with them so i opened the door and let them out. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I would separate her for awhile. How many roos do you have?
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Who is tearing her up? Roosters? Hens? If it's roos you probably have too many. You only want about 1 roo to 8-10 hens. If it's hens then they are probably picking at the wounds she already has. Once a chicken gets injured the others are attracted to the red blood and the skin showing and peck out of curiousity. They can end up killing each other over it. You need to seperate any injured chickens until they are fully healed.
     
  4. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    roo i have 10 and 7 girls , mein is the dom hen, i'm really trying to get rid of the roos, just no one close who wants them, they're bbs orpington
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    You have to set up a bachelor pad and keep the roos away from her- that's way too many roos for that number of girls.
     
  6. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    yeah that's just how they hatched thou, rehome roos is extremely difficult
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I gave away six of my seven bbs Orpington roosters with no questions asked about what would happen to them. You can't be too choosy when you have an excess of roosters. You only need to keep your best one for those seven hens.
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would be having chicken for dinner.
     
  9. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    joe, i'm no question asked!!! everyone who has responded to my ads live too far!

    i can kill again! i have 5 in the freezer now DH won't eat them
     
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  10. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time to butcher your roos.... at least that's what I did with mine. I started with 7 roos and only 2 hens...
     

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