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Hi all! I became a new Mama to 3 Dominique chicks in September. Only one had laid any eggs thus far and she is super mean to the other two. She tried to peck them off their perches, prevents them from eating etc.
This has been going on for a few weeks.
Two days ago we completed their outdoor coop (moved them from the tiny one in the garage) and it seems they are all miserable. No one is laying.

Any ideas???
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Meany needs to be dealt with quickly,  hopefully she isn't causing the others to starve.  Either she needs to be  swimming in  a pot of soup, rehomed, or separated from the others.

 

This has been going on too long.  At least partition the coop/run  so she can be confined on one side, and the  others safe from her on the other side.  You could try getting pinless peepers for Meany.  Please put that in the search box so you see what they are.  They prevent a bird from seeing straight ahead so their aim is off. 

 

The others may not be laying because they are so stressed out

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with DD's sentiments entirely.

 

More generally, the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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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

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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