bullying

  1. Harmoni

    Bully

    We have a flock of 8. 2 RIRs (9 months old), 2 golden comets (4.5 months) and 4 EEs (6 weeks old). My one RIR bullies everyone. She goes out of her way to peck and chase everyone except the other RIR. The EEs are separate but my RIR will reach through their pen and peck and pull feathers out...
  2. Lola1609

    Help! Pecking order or bullying?

    Hi, just looking for some advice (I’ve researched and read up but read contradicting advice on sites), last week I rescued 2 ex-bats and brought them home to my current flock of 2 ex-bats and 1 hand-reared duck. I can section off my enclosure into 2 halves so kept the new girls separate for the...
  3. cvlcite

    Bullying?

    Hi everyone I’m a little concerned. Im a new chicken owner so I’m not so sure yet what’s considered normal pecking order drama or actual bullying but here’s what’s happening. One of my chickens has been picking on the other, but none of them are new to each other at this point, it just happened...
  4. R

    Hen’s Tail is Down

    Hi there - I’m a fairly new chicken mom & have recently adopted 4 laying age hens. This is Louise who is 7 months old & has not started laying yet. Her sibling of the same age just started two days ago. She’s the runt & does get picked on occasionally - mostly stays to herself & sleeps alone in...
  5. H

    Are my hens moulting properly?

    I have been worried about 2 of our hens. We only have 3 and are quite new to this. I think one of them is getting broody as she keeps laying on the eggs and breaking them. She is losing a lot of feathers between her legs (really couldn’t get a picture) the area looks extremely red and I can’t...
  6. Stephymonster

    Hen started laying and attacked flockmate

    Edit: thanks so much for the advice, now that it’s daylight we think she hurt her head on the fence, and will be putting them back together today as well as changing the type of fencing! :)
  7. T

    Outcast Chicken

    Hi everyone, I have a single flock of 5 hens (Orpington, Barred Rock, 2 Easter Eggers Cochin) and 1 rooster (I'm unsure his bread but he's huge). This year all my hens molted, had their time away from the flock, then went back to the group. My cochin was the last to molt, has recovered but is...
  8. M

    Pecking/bullying chickens and geese

    With snow accumulating in the area, our flock has become pretty aggressive towards one another. Our two guard geese have given a handful of our chickens a very hard time. 💔To try to counteract these behaviors we extended their winter “run”. We are struggling to alleviate the winter boredom. We...
  9. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Neighbor's Bullied Hen

    This is mostly just to vent, but if anyone has any practical advice or has had similar experiences, I'm happy to hear from you! Last spring our neighbors added 12 chicks (9 RIRs and 3 speckleds) and 3 turkeys to their small flock of ducks. They are a lovely flock and i've enjoyed my task of...
  10. H

    Muscovy feeding, care, and bullying questions

    Aloha. I free range five hens of different varieties in my backyard, and about 5 months ago my children convinced me to get a pair of Muskovy ducklings. I haven’t yet figured out how people free feed their birds. The minute my birds step away from the feeder, at least 20 wild birds swoop in...
  11. sophie90

    Has my bullied hen become the bully?

    I’ll try to keep this as short as possible so not to waffle, but don’t want to miss out any details! I had a young hen, Rihanna, being badly picked and pecked by one other hen, Barbara, (and sometimes her accomplice) in the summer. Rihanna’s poor tail feathers were almost non-existent and as...
  12. C

    Sick Chicken/Bullying

    So we have a hen that has gotten very slim, thinking she might have worms but not 100% sure. Yesterday morning another hen started attacking her. Not just pecks here and there but was going after her. We separated the skinny possibly sick one in a dog crate just outside the run. Because she was...
  13. S

    Jealous duck?

    Hi everyone! I have 2 baby pekin ducklings both that I’ve hatched from an egg one is nearly 2 weeks old and the other is 2 days old! The 2 week old has only had me since he hatched as the other eggs weren’t viable:( so the new one has come along to be his company! They seem to be getting on...
  14. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Bullied Hen Won't Roost or Lay

    Hello, Over our first year and a half of chicken-keeping, we've had several illnesses/injuries that ended up splitting our flock due to re-integration issues. We had 5 girls in our large coop/run and then 2 hens who had healed from long-term issues in a smaller coop/run alongside the main one...
  15. P

    Clumsy Silkie with “Pink” Toe Being Picked On

    Hello! I am new around these here parts. Thank you for having me. I had four silkies hatch Within the last 48 hours. The first three came a full day before the fourth one joined. First three are thriving. The fourth (let’s call her “Baby”) seems different and if that difference is going to be...
  16. Taylorc29

    Bullying leading to neck injury

    I have a flock of 4 Easter Eggers. They're just starting to lay as we are hitting 5 months old. Up until recently we have not had any bullying issues, but as the bottom 2 in the pecking order have begun to produce eggs, the head hen (Ma) has lost her mind and has been bullying my 3rd in line...
  17. freeheartfarms

    Drake Not Accepting Hen

    Hey All! I've got 5 ducks- 1 Rouen drake, 2 Pekin hens, and 2 Khaki Campbell hens. The Pekin hens are a little over a year old and were raised together since day olds in the brooder. We had an Orptington drake brought up with them that we lost several months ago to a predator. Since then, one...
  18. Seed223

    Young hen bullying (maybe?)

    We have 6 chickens in our backyard coop (we have 2 more from the same flock that had to be separated due to a raccoon injury and they haven’t been fully re-introduced yet). They are all between 11-14 weeks old (roughly). For the most part the girls have been pretty mellow around each other up...
  19. henfriend1998

    HEN RECOVERING FROM BUMBLEFOOT BEING BULLIED BY HER SISTERS AFTER SEPARATING AND REINTRODUCING. HELP PLEASE!

    my meek little Agnes (a seven month old silver laced wyandotte hen) has had a persistent case of bumblefoot and a limp for a while. she was separated (still in the coop, just in a hutch with straw and water, they could see her the entire time) to heal and rest. unfortunately, now that shes being...
  20. chillismom

    Please advise on excessive bullying during hot months

    Hi, this is my first post so I wasn’t sure where to put it, especially since it is a two-part question. Excuse me if it’s in the wrong forum or if it’s too long! I have three 2 yr old chickens, T-Boz (Sussex,) Chilli (EE) and Left Eye (Plymouth Rock) all have very different personalities but...
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