Worried...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken_love, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. chicken_love

    chicken_love Out Of The Brooder

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    Our neighbors have about 30 chickens (they're big-time farmers) and the chickens have attacked each other three times. Twice they were blinded and one died [​IMG]. How do you keep this from happening?
     
  2. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    You don't want to over crowd them, they will attack each other if in too small a space. Big ones will attack smaller ones also.

    Mine free range on an acer and get along fine. They seperate into three different groups during the day. All sleep togeather in the coop at night.

    Marsha
     
  3. chicken_love

    chicken_love Out Of The Brooder

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    So if I'm careful, it's not very likely that they will attack?
     
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Overcrowding and insufficient feed are the biggest causes of cannibalism. If they have plenty of room, inside and out, and get good quality feed, most likely you won't have a problem. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken_love

    chicken_love Out Of The Brooder

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    What's enough room for silky bantams?
     

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