bullying

  1. SEaton611

    Re-integrating An Injured Pullet To The Flock

    I have 13 chickens - 5 established, year old Barred Rock hens who are very chill, and 7 chickens who are about 12 weeks old (2 easter egger hens, 2 faverolle hens, 3 black australorp hens, and 1 black australorp rooster). About a month ago, when I first tried integrating my new chickens with the...
  2. Georgeschicks

    giving away a chicken

    Hi! I have had bullying problems for a while now and my family and I have decided that it’s time that we give two of our chickens away before they get worse. They are two austrolorpes and they are great layers. They are one and a half years old. I was wondering where I should post to try to give...
  3. Georgeschicks

    Baltimore, MD 2 free laying hens (austrolorpes)

    Hey! I really need someone to take these two hens for me. They are 1 and a half years old and they are both black austrolorpes. Ever since spring they have been bullied non stop and we have not been able to stop it. They currently are missing feathers from their back. They were beautiful when...
  4. amandyrae

    Bullying vs Pecking Order (introducing new birds)

    I have two 5 year old hens, and I recently got two 4 month old pullets to add to my flock. It has been 2 weeks and the old hens peck the pullets aggressively anytime they see them. No severe injuries yet, but they’re pulling plenty of feathers and the pullets hide in fear anytime they’re all...
  5. Georgeschicks

    weird chicken behavior and injured chicken

    hi! this is a kind of complicated story so sorry in advance. I also have two issues here that I need help with. I have six chickens. 4 are two years old and were raised together as day old chicks. they are 2 easter eggers a bcm and a delaware. about six months later we introduced two more who...
  6. JS1977

    Bullied or Vitamin Deficiency?

    This is my bantam frizzle roo. Couple problems here that I’m not sure about. #1) As you can see in the photos, he has considerable loss of feathers. The ones on his neck are just the shaft of the feather that’s left- they feel like wire. The ones on his sides and wings are just plain missing...
  7. D

    Hen pecking

    Question on chicken pecking, bullying, I have 8 chickens 4 are sisters, 4 others are adopted, All hens.. We do not have a rooster,, they have all been together for over a year. but in the past 4 months or so, they have turned against one, we keep her in a separate area at night, her own little...
  8. divahens

    Bullying following death in the flock

    A few weeks ago, one of my two Buff Orpingtons was taken by a hawk. Immediately thereafter, my Ancona rooster began bullying the remaining BO, with other hens often joining in. Here is a video from a camera in my coop: Any ideas about what to do?
  9. K

    Hen keeps losing neck feathers. Help?

    My husband and I have 6 hens of various breeds. For the third time now the same hen is missing feathers on the side of her neck. This fall it was bad enough we had to isolate her with one of the docile hens for a month while her feathers grew back. We have not seen anyone bullying her, in fact...
  10. kianoosh

    Will chickens that grow up together still bully each other?

    I have a small urban coop with 4 chickens (4'x3' coop + 4'x10' run, no free ranging), so chickens fighting and bullying has been a real problem. I had two of a breed called Red Cross (cross of Rhode Island Red with Columbian Rock), and then I added two Columbian Rock Crosses - through proper...
  11. Minjojojo

    My 2 hand raised muscovys won't stop bullying the new muscovy!

    I have 2 one year old muscovy ducks (females) that were raised indoors since hatch and spoiled rotten. They jump into my lap for cuddles & peck at me until I pick them up. They are very sweet to people. Recently I acquired another muscovy from a farm that seems to be 2+ years old, and my two...
  12. chickitychickity

    Rooster is getting picked on by Hens

    Last week I noticed my 2 top hens were beginning to peck on the other girls. I did not think anything of it because they are at the top of the pecking order. Three days ago I noticed the same 2 pecking another hen more aggressively. Two days ago I changed their mulch in the run. On that day I...
  13. Mk_lanch

    new chicks added....older flock bullying just 1 help/advise please!!!

    so my chicks are around 3 months old now and of a similar size to my flock. (i have 2 polands and 3 silkies) i have had them in a cage next to my old flocks cage for around 5-6 weeks. i put them in together and the pecking wasnt too bad. but for some reason out of all the chickens they have...
  14. StuckOnTheFarm

    Bullying, feather loss and spontaneous death

    Hello fellow chicken keepers, My hubby and I have had several flocks of chickens over the last 14-15 years. The last 2-3 years have been very difficult though as our girls seem to be dying for no clear reason. Our last flock started with about 36 hens if I recall and we ended up with about 22...
  15. E

    Plymouth Rock losing feathers around neck - what does this mean?

    Hi, I've noticed that my Plymouth rock is losing feathers around her neck. I searched up chicken bullying (as there are two other hens that live with her) and I saw that it typically meant pulling tail feathers out first. Because it was her neck feathers going, and she still has all her tail...
  16. B

    Some type of bug? Or hen-pecked?

    Hi all - Three of hens look like moulting but has been going on for a month or so. One has this region at base of tail feathers where the feathers have been eaten away in some fashion. All that is left is the quill of the feather and instead of feeling soft, the base feels hard and stiff...
  17. K

    Chicken not walking on leg

    Hello ! So one day last week I noticed my 1.5 yr old Red leghorn was not walking on her leg. After thorough inspection I noticed an area of her leg was inflamed / red and looked infected. I instantly began soaks & applying vetericyn 2x daily. Mind you I am a newbie chicken owner so I am...
  18. Audrey Watson

    Hen getting picked on by other hens

    I have 8 hens. One of them is always getting picked on by everyone else. Every time I try to put her back in with them her neck is pecked so much it bleeds. I’m now keeping her in a separate area with one of the younger hens that was just introduced. She is let out to free range with everyone...
  19. eandsm

    Bullying exacerbated after Blukote application

    Our sweet hen, Henrietta, had a bald spot on her head that we were afraid would eventually be bloodied, so we dabbed it with Blu kote in hopes it would discourage pecking. Since then, the bullying has intensified and spread to the other hens bullying her. We've crated the top hen in the pen run...
  20. 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...
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