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Mean chicken!

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I have posted up before about us having what I call 'a devil chicken' she is a jersey giant and is not very friendly! She gets along great with all of my birds, EXCEPT one. My favorelle, my favorite bird! She had the most beautiful beard growing and I am always catching this dumb devil bird pecking her feathers around her beard out, now that she has nothing left, they are moving onto the back of her neck! I feel so terrible for her, I see my other birds chase her around occasionally because she is quite loud and dramatic, but this bird is mean! Is there anything I can do to keep her from praying on this one bird? I am considering re-homing her since I can't even go sit outside without her pecking me! I have tried all of the I'm the momma bird methods with her, putting her on her back, pecking her back, pushing her away. This bird if nuts! 

 

Does anyone have any ideas? 

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post #2 of 23

sounds like a candidate for Kamp Kenmore to me.....

Tressa

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post #3 of 23

I would remove the bird she was picking on to see if she started picking on someone else.  If she does it's time to rehome her.  Anyway you don't need her egging the other chickens on.

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Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Brown Leghorns, Lavender Americanas, Easter Eggers and Black Aussies

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post #4 of 23
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I had thought about removing her, she has never converted into our flock since she was young, she pretty much just runs around by herself, I even feed her by herself because she gets picked on and is so nervous around my other girls. We just built a new coop, maybe I will try putting her in the new coop alone for now to see how everyone else does. We also have bantam's that are separate from our big girl flock, but i have two bantams that even chase her! She is like my nerdy chicken. Poor girl!

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post #5 of 23
It's very likely that the mean one is what is causing the others to pick on her. I'd remove that mean one, not the other. Hens are easy to sell, she doesn't have to be put in the freezer.

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post #6 of 23
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I think we are actually going to switch her with another favorelle my boyfriends brother owns, hopefully this will work for her!!

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post #7 of 23

I have favorelle's and they are very sweet & docile and unfortunately always at the bottom of the pecking order.  It's always your favorite that something happens too.  If she is the only one picking on her then maybe she should become dinner.

post #8 of 23
I agree with a disruptive chicken becoming dinner, but not everyone wants to do that.

Lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas.


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Lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas.


Love those Orps!

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post #9 of 23

Mean chickens have their place...right next to the potatoes and gravy.

These aren't your Grandfather's chickens.

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These aren't your Grandfather's chickens.

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post #10 of 23

I would pull her-the favorite.Put her up in your home in a pet cage of some sort. to feather in I have had chickens in the house at times,and they adjusted well.If the meanie picks on someone else get rid of her.If she behaves then it is time to consider doing something alternative with your favorite. Me, I am not opposed to a house hen,but you need to constantly clean their poo.Other than the poo issue I loved having hens in the house.....in a cage not free ranging with a diaper on.

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