bully

  1. Bigbluefrog

    Pecking order - what is normal?

    So can we talk about pecking order? What is normal and what is considered okay to leave alone and when you need to take action. I have seven 12 week old chickens. I believe one is a male and one is a hen but not positive on the mixed Dominique. Dominique hen or rooster is named Woody. He reached...
  2. RhodeIslandRed5

    My Baby is being bullied and is scared to death!!! HELP!

    I have four Rhode Island red pullets about six or seven months old, a couple just starting to lay. Baby is my runt, being the smallest but sweetest of the four. She's VERY sweet, loves to be held, snuggled and loved on. I've babied her since she was a little fuzzball. Anyway, recently she has...
  3. J99

    Pool hog/ bully?

    I have two Rowen ducks and Two Peking rowen mixes ( so ugly by the way lol) they are about 4 months old now I’ve had them all together since they were like weeks old They used to all swim together every day all day long We installed a drain in my baby pool and so I had to put it up on blocks on...
  4. N

    My hen has been plucking her feathers out like crazy! And it's gotten bad... please help.

    I live in Wisconsin. This past June when the weather got warm, this girl started loosing the feathers above her tail and around her neck. I attributed it to my rooster (no longer in the picture), so I got her a chicken saddle so she might heal. The chicken saddle made her lose the feathers...
  5. Orit

    Could flock integration issues interfere with pullets starting to lay eggs?

    I have been managing a flock integration issue for a few months now (and have posted about it and discussed with others on the thread), but I am not writing about that this time, rather about something related. My pullets (there are 3 of them), who are now a little older than 20 weeks, have not...
  6. C

    Older chick bullying younger chicks

    Hi there, wondered if anybody had any advice on this. We have 5x Brahma chicks that are 4 weeks old and 2x Orpington chicks that are 3 days old. Initially we had them all together for the first day we got them. But the older chicks kept pecking the younger ones and 90% of the time it was the...
  7. DuckyLuv

    Help!!! Bully in the playground.

    Hi, I raised my Khaki Campbell from the egg 9 years ago; she provided me a bounty of eggs for many years. She stopped laying eggs several years ago and shortly after that, she developed a tail curl feather. She maintains her hen quack. Has anyone else ever had this happen??? If so, how did...
  8. S

    Bullied female guinea... HELP

    I have my first 4 birds, about 3 months old and doing well. My brother has 8 with one small female all the others chase and corner. She isolates herself in the coop and squawks constantly. I traded her out with one of mine to see if changing to a different flock would help her. My three are...
  9. Clucky-Cathy

    Barred Rock Bullies

    Needing some advice on chicken bullying... A couple of months ago we got 4 barred rock pullets and have recently added 2 orpingtons to our small flock. We introduced the orpingtons slowly and kept them separate from the rocks for a while. Now they are all in the same coop/run together (the run...
  10. jordana

    Switching chickens!

    After some brutal pecking that led to surgery, and now a month of isolation for treatment for one of my cream legbar girls I have decided to get rid of my three bully chickens (RIRXAustralorp) from my flock, however I’m keen to maintain the same sized flock. Aside from the bullies I have 2...
  11. frackmomma

    I'm new! Need baby chick help...

    Hello! I've been watching this site for a while but just got four new baby chicks from our local feed store, so I thought it was time to officially join! The first three days my chicks were doing great, and then I noticed my Rhode Island Red was not as active as the others and had some white...
  12. Smalfarmchik

    New girls in town

    I have 8 layers, 4 of which i just got and put in the coop. The other girls are bullying them and injuring them. Also egg production has dropped in the old girl and only 1 of the new girls is laying. The new girls came from a very dirty, confined place and are timid to begin with. I am...
  13. Stacyoung13

    My Roo is mean with his girls

    Hi, for the last few days, almost a week. Splash, my silkie roo, has been coming out of the coop in the mornings chasing and pecking at the girls. And it's hard pecks, for about 3-4 minutes he will run around chasing and pecking them, then they settle down and eat. He acts normal with them the...
  14. DiscoverwithDave

    Discover With Dave

    Hello Folks, I just joined and it was suggested to introduce myself. I am New to chickens. I just started in May 2018. Our town only allows 6 birds so I got 4 chickens and 2 Guinea hen. The chickens are a Red Cross, 1 Buff Orpington, and 2 Plymouth rock ( 1 white 1 barred) The original...
  15. Denverhomestead

    Integrating a single pullet into flock

    Hi everyone! I've had chickens for about 5 years, currently have two 5year old RIRs. One of them is a bit of a bully. I purchased 3 chicks this summer, but 2 died, sadly, of different causes, we think. (I dropped the 2nd one off for necropsy). So now, i have 1 lone aericauna pullet left...
  16. Jjdesmo11

    Cockerel bullying the bully?

    When a cockerel is becoming mature does he assume a higher pecking order? And if a cockerel becomes mature before the hens will there be aggression problems? I recently put a juvenile crew together to accompany my lonely Salmon faverolle cockerel. He got coccidiosis and I had him confined for...
  17. nminusyplusm

    Ongoing bully/victim saga: new and not so improved with hen on hen mounting

    I thought I had the bullying under control at this point with perches, places to hide, pinless peepers and multiple feed and water stations. They were all doing great. The victim has gained weight, feathers were growing back, is able to hang out with, eat next to and be a member of the flock and...
  18. Nats Chickens

    Mean Hen.

    Pip, one of my chickens, really has it for poor old Jewel, one of my other chickens. I am at my breaking point with her as I go out in the yard and Jewel comes running to greet me, and about 75% of the time her comb is torn or shredded from Pip mounting her. She drives me crazy because she...
  19. Carolrich

    Super bully

    Our 2 1/2 year old ISA Brown hen (Ollie) has suddenly become a super predator to all the other hens except the one she grew up with, Greta. We have two 2 1/2 year old ISA Browns and six 22 week Wyandottes and Plymouth Rocks. As soon as Ollie emerges from the coop into the run in the morning she...
  20. T

    Bully rooster

    I have 10 hens and one rooster. The rooster is a beautiful leghorn, rhode island red mix. He was raised with two Buff hens and a Red hen. Last month I noticed he was attacking one of the Buffs. Literally attacking her and chasing her away. I watched and thought he may be mad b/c she was...
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