Poor Little Lizzie


Poor Little Lizzie.  Just look what the mean girls are doing to her!
She's just the sweetest little chicken and takes it all in stride but you can't help but feel for her.
Somehow she is the unlucky one at the very bottom of the pecking order.


8 comments:

Meg said...

Oh no! Poor little thing. :( It's so sad to see that happen to my mom-in-love's chickens too.

Ashley said...

We have had the same problem. We have bantam OE Game chickens and Campines that live together in one pen and OE game "normal" size chickens and a Delaware Hen in another. We actually switched our two bottom ladies, so that a bantam hen, Kayla, is in with the big chickens (and kicks tail feathers in there surprisingly) and our Delaware hen, Sassy, is in with the bantams. They make out so much better. We alternate who gets to roam each day so the roos don't fight and it all works out!

Nancy Garabrandt-White said...

When I had chickens I had the same thing happen to 2 of my girls. Henny Penny lost an eye so I brought her in the house to heal her. When she went back to the coop they killed her. The city made me get rid of my hens even though hens are allowed. We have a very nasty "safety office" that needs to protect me from the chickens killing me I guess! You might try a chicken saddle for your girl. It won't protect all of her neck but it may help. I found out about them too late to help my girls. It it so sad about your little girl.

Cindy said...

That is pitiful! I have one that looks almost that bad too. I ordered some lotion from My Pet Chicken called Pick No More and I am going to try it on her. It has coal tar in it which forms a protective seal over the picked areas and it tastes bad so that if the other birds peck her , they won't like the taste. I sure hope it works. I'll let you know.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Cindy - that's intriguing....I'd love to hear if it works or not. Nancy - I'm so sorry to hear about the town making you get rid of your chickens. We did try a saddle and the mean girls kept taking it off of her. Ashley - great idea! Thanks so much Meg - I know someone's got to be at the bottom, it just stinks to see it. :)

andrea6479 said...

I would recomend the Peck No More as well. There are other drops like it as well. You just apply it to the areas that have been pecked to promote healing and stop continued pecking. They carry it at our local Tractor Supply and Fleet Farm stores. I'm sure you could find it too. Its fairly inexpensive too. Good luck to poor Lizzie!

hewittfarmsinc said...

That happens to ours too.
Natural part of the pecking order I guess. Once it warms up here, they are happier to get back outside and they usually leave each other alone. Must be the winter weather that gets to them too!

DebE said...

My itty bitty Easter Egger was pecked to pieces by my big Rhode Island Reds. I put vicks vapor rub on her and they quit pecking her feathers out. Now they leave her alone. I did it for a couple of weeks till some of her feathers grew back in. She's still the smallest, but at least they leave her alone. They didn't like the taste of that stuff at all!!!! And it didn't hurt her either.