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Hi!

 

We bought 5 pullets a few weeks ago and are really enjoying them :)  We started with 3 Australorps and 2 Silver-laced Wyandottes.  My husband wanted to get 2 more so he went back to the same place we got the first ones from.  She only had 1 Wyandotte left so he got a Barred rock also.  The Barred Rock seems to be younger than the rest.  She gets picked on a lot by them.  Is it just because she's younger or because she's a different breed than the rest.  We noticed when they are in the yard that the Wyandottes hang out together and the Australorps hang out together.  The Barred Rock is usually alone.  Will it be a problem that she's the only one of her kind or could she eventually be accepted by the rest?

 

Thank you!

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. 

 

Since your BR is younger, it will be the lowest in the pecking order. She will likely be tolerated by the rest eventually, but it would be helpful to get another 1-2 pullets of a similar age so that they can form a sub-flock and deflect any bullying from your lone BR.

 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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:welcome I'm glad you joined us!! CTKen has given you good advice, so I'll just say hi!

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Maybe you could section off part of the coop/runs  so the little BR won't get picked on.  If you have any docile chicks/hens maybe you could put them in with her - while she builds some confidence.  Then you could re-introduce them all at the same time when re joining the flock. 

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