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  1. purplerice27

    Chickens won't Stop Pecking New Bird!

    Hi! I just recently acquired a Leghorn from a friend of mine. I have an existing flock of 2 ISA Browns (5 months) and an oversize Polish bantam and an undersized white unknown rooster. I've kept the Leghorn and my flock separate for 4 days now, but they have access to each other and are only...
  2. L

    Silkie Emergency

    Once again, I look to Backyard Chickens for help. My family noticed one of our two and a half month old silkies not moving in the run, while the others were running and scratching around. He brought him/her inside in a plastic tote. I rubbed homemade salve all over the legs, because it appeared...
  3. Y

    Need Help!! Integrating a new Pullet

    Hello all, I am new to this site and fairly new to chicken owning in general so bear with me please :). I introduced a new pullet (very very sweet black Australorp) to my current Pullets roughly 7 days ago. I followed the rules of quarantine first, then kept my new pullet in a cage in view of...
  4. B

    My beta is a bully

    My second in command has violent tendencies. When I started my flock I had 4 cute little pullets, one was abducted by aliens, one fell prey to a possum and that left my last two... Mary and Rhoda. Mary and Rhoda get a long great, they appear to share everything equally and are stuck to each...
  5. C

    Three against one isn't fair

    I live in London and have had 4 hens for just over a year. They share a 7 meter square pen but also range freely when I am around to keep an eye out for foxes and strange cats. They went through a bout of feather pecking when I had to keep them penned for 2 months during avian flu restrictions...
  6. MilesFluffybutt

    Behaviorally challenged cockerel

    So I have one of my cockerels (13 weeks old) in time out for being a real d-bag - feather pulling and harassment. He's on day 2, and honestly, the flock has been so peaceful. He's in a bachelor pad all by himself. I've blocked his line of sight to the other birds as best as I can, but I'm sure...
  7. Stormydays

    Bully chick

    I currently have 3 four day old chicks in the house. All are supposed to be females. They came in the mail yesterday and were doing great. One of the chicks (an easter egger) has started to bully the other two. I have had to separate her from the other two girls. I know pecking is common, but...
  8. K

    Getting Bullied or Being Aggressive??

    I'm stressed & need some advice please o_O My Flock: 3 hens, raised together since the day I got them, all laying, none molting, 16 months old Recently, I noticed Parmesan (my 3rd place hen) getting picked on in the mornings by Marsala (my 1st place hen). This was going on for a few days...
  9. R

    A few things...

    Hi Very new to chickens but I rehomed 8 ex batts on Saturday. I'm keen to encourage feather growth and obviously strengthen their overall health. They don't seem keen to eat anything green or their own eggs. We don't eat eggs so there is plenty for them. . Ive already lost one as she had a...
  10. Chickalishdelish

    New flock with big bully

    Hello, I've a brand new little flock of 3 POL chickens who have only been together since Sunday in our back garden setup. One of the ladies (Rita) has taken to chasing and pecking my other two girls, particularly the smallest one (Penny), which had been in the same run as her when I bought her...
  11. J

    Advice on Blue Kote/Aprons/Integrating new pullets

    I'm a newbie to BYC and to raising chickens in general, so any and all advice is welcome. A little background (or a lot): We inherited a full grown easter egger from a family member so we're picking up where they left off. Our hen previously had a sister but she passed away recently. Not...
  12. Chickenunsernam

    Cheating Hierarchical scale????

    Hi everyone, So I've just gotten a new hen (she's a bit young) (Her name is Paulina) and I want her to explore the yard and eat and scavenge and do chicken stuff you know? I figured she would fit right in but NONE of the hens seem to like her and keep bullying her so much that she goes and...
  13. Courtany Anderson

    Please help

    Hello! I am a new hen mother to two beautiful 1 month old baby chicks. However, I seem to have a crisis. One of my chicks seems to have either been injured by the other or have mites. The back of its neck is featherless. I have applied neosporin antibiotic cream but it seems to only be getting...
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