10 week old chickens being aggressive to others hens in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by weefolk, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. weefolk

    weefolk New Egg

    Jun 22, 2008
    I have 3 hens that seem to be forming a "gang" and pecking" at 2 other of my hens. They have caused some wounds. I'm new to raising hens. Any suggestions? I have separated them.Any feedback would be great. Thanks- Weefolk [​IMG]
    The 3 meanies are blue andalusians The two being picked on 1 an ameraucana the other a black jersey giant. All came from the same hatchery-same age.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    You have to give them about a week or so for adjustment. If you have a way to keep them separated, yet able to see and smell one another, that will help.

    Anything new to a coop is automatically a threat.
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    You can post this in the forum titled "Chicken behaviors & Egglaying" It is specific to things like this and there is a bunch of eggsperts tha want to help! [​IMG]
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I moved this post for you so you'll get more answers!


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