Your Questions: Answered

Why are my chickens being bullied?

Overcrowding and bullying can cause stress at any time of the year.  It is really important to make sure that your chickens have more than enough room in their run and plenty of feeders and drinkers to avoid squabbling and bullying, which can end in feather pecking and nasty injuries.  If, after checking space and drinkers you still have a bully, consider popping them in a broody cage (with food and water) inside the run for a couple of days to reset the pecking order.  If that doesn’t work you may need to use Nettex Anti-Feather Pecking Spray.  This deterrent spray has a strong odour and foul taste to help discourage biting, plucking and cannibalism.  It also contains antibacterial agents that will help cleanse minor skin wounds and abrasions and support the healing process.