Lafitte Lady

  1. lafitte lady
    Have become proud parents of 8 chickens (6 hens and 2 roosters). They are beautiful and should start laying in June. Have added two more younger hens but the older chickens are giving them a really rough time - pecking them. Any suggestions?

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  1. lafitte lady
    Crazyfeathers, Thank you for the information. I had put them in a separate cage inside the chicken coop but only for a few days. I will leave them in the separate cage for a few weeks and see what happens. I am new to all of this and really appreciate your input. Hopefully in a few weeks I can post good news.
  2. crazyfeathers
    Did you put the two new hens in a segregated pen where the other chickens could see them and hear them for a few weeks?
    If you did try it again and put the new chickens in at night while the older girls are roosting.
    If its one older chicken doing the picking on remove her from the coop for a week and return her, this should change the pecking order.
    How old are the new girls (i should of asked this first)?
    Do you chickens have plenty of space in the coop and run?
    Some picking on is to be expected, the older girls want to let them young ones know who's in charge in the hen house. If the picking is bad and blood is drawn immediately remove the bird, segregate and treat.
    Hope things work out. Good luck.

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