I've got 4 adorable chooks - 2 x Shavers and 2 x Araucanas. One of my Araucanas (Beatrice) is getting a bit pecky. I know she's the boss, she came in and pretty much put a sign up to say I'm the Boss! And has been fine with the other 3 up until last night.... she was jumping on one's back and pecking, and stealing food (that's normal she's a bit of a food stealer) and just being a grumpy little madam.
Do I put it down to her having a bad day? Or do I have to separate her from the other girls for a couple of days? She doesn't know how to work the chooketeria, so she might be getting grumpy from being hungry. But the other girls DO know how to work it, and when they open it to go for a feed, Beatrice just pecks them out of the way! But of course as soon as she pecks them out of the way the lid closes! She hasn't quite made that connection yet bless her.
I don't want to put her in chicken prison for a day if I don't have to.... they have plenty of room to run around, a chicken jungle gym, I hide treats around the run and they get fed better than my hubby. lol. What do I do?
Thanks for your help :)