Help, hens pecking at hens bottom

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Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« on: September 04, 2009, 21:18 »
 Hi, can anyone help, a couple of months ago i had to move one hen out of the hen house as she was being picked on, she now has her own house and run, to day i noticed that one of my other 5 hens didnt want to come out of the house for her tea, she was standing on top of the roof of the nest box panting, when she did venture out the others started pecking at her bottom, i have taken her out and creamed her and put her in the shed for the night, what will become of her will i have to have yet another house built, or will she be able to go back in with the others? the others have scraggy necks, is this because of the moult? im a bit disapointed as ive had these hens for 14 months and they were always a friendly bunch. TC
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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 23:25 »
Hi, i dont think i can help much as im new to chicken keeping, but have you hada good look at her bottom? is her vent clean...has she got fly strike...a prolapse...lice?like i say im new to chicken keeping, but i was just wondering i they have always been friendly why they would start now?. hope things are resolved for you soon, take care x

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 00:26 »
Hi Dizzylizzy, thank you for your reply, i dont know if she has a prolaspe, im not sure what im looking for, and i keep an eye out for lice etc and treat them, her bottom looks a bit sore and wet i put some cream on and she is now in the shed for the night, dont really know where to go from now, but will think about it again in the morning, and maybe ill have some more info by then, Thanks

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 08:22 »
Apart from being feather plucked does her vent area look swollen or have any flesh protruding from it?
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 14:01 »
hi Joyfull, thanks for your reply, last night her bottom looked swollen and there was redness, there was also a few drops of what looked like water on the floor where she was standing, i put her in the garden shed for the night, this morning it looks better its not like it was yesterday, im keeping her in the shed untill to night, when its dark i will pop her up with the others and see if they leave her alone

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009, 14:34 »
Have you felt to see if she has an egg stuck? Never had to do this myself so somebody on here will be able to advise regarding this.

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 14:35 »
have a look at this link - it explains a bit more:-

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=40652.msg480993#msg480993

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 14:41 »
thanks joyfull, i will go and see if i can find anything, although she looks clam she hasnt got her bum in the air or anything, ill go and take a look

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 14:46 »
I would follow foxys advice and pop her in a warm bath, the clear liquid sounds like it could be a broken egg leaking out. joy xx

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Re: Help, hens pecking at hens bottom
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 15:03 »
ive just been out and had a look at her her bottom looks normal now, but when i touch anywhere near it it pulses is this because she thinks it a cockaral, or could it be the broken egg



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