Our established flock consists of 2 standard buff laced polish, 2 buff brahma bantams, and 2 black polish bantams.
The new girls were in quarantine for 4 weeks and then were able to see the girls through the fence. No problems...
That's until Sunday when Cornpop (the black polish) somehow got out our fenced yard, and was hit by a car. She did not survive and her poor Pineapple is devastated. She bawls and bawls; sounds I've never heard a chicken make. 😫😪 it breaks my heart.
We moved Pineapple in with our girls, we didn't want her to be alone. Our girls are so chill, they really paid her no mind. At first Pineapple would just stand by the gate that separated the two yards... It was her favorite place to chill when she was on the other side. She would just watch the other birds....
Now she is bullying our 4 hens who aren't black. She will jump on them and peck them. Just harassing them. They see her coming and avoid her.
I go out and try to comfort them all with warm treats and cuddles. Lucky for me all of them love to be held and snuggled. I just feel bad for Pinapple losing her best bud and moving in with all these strangers. I also feel bad for my other girls who are being bullied.
On the flip side, I'm glad it's not 6v1 in my yard.
Any advice is welcomed. Just want to get past our tragedy as smooth as possible.