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One of my chickens - bottom of the pecking order has a bleeding toe. I assume it was caused by the top hen who pickles on her quite a bit. We have had them 5 weeks - 5 ex batts. I isolated the inked girl lady night and today she can be free outside the run - but tomorrow we will be at work and so she really needs to be in with the others. If she had stopped bleeding tonight ca I just put some purple spray on the route and put her back in with the others - she is usually t on in the wall in run as there are places to hide - think she got injured when they were out and she got backed into a corner. Also - I know the pecking order is normal but I'd it normal for one to nave go spend most of the day hiding / miss out on treats/ be pecked energy gone the top hen see her? I'm finding it hard not to dislike the bully. Thanks
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You need extra feeders and drinkers for the victim, who may not be laying because she isn't eating enough. I'd put a Bumpa beak bit on the bully which will calm her down. Pecked feet can be a sign of scaly leg mite so worth checking. The injury needs a bandage and we use gauze with tea tree cream on and hold it in place with micropore tape wrapped right around the toe. The tape usually falls off in a few days, but if not will need removal.
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Be careful with bandages, they can get caught on things and very dirty and cause more problems than they solve.
More hens than enough.
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