2 head chickens, 1 loosing weight

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kelliebarros3, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Kelliebarros3

    Kelliebarros3 Hatching

    Oct 21, 2019
    I have a small flock of 7 chickens. There have always been two queens. They both still have their dominance but one is picking on the other. The one being picked on missing some feathers near her head and has gotten really skinny. This is the first time I've seen any ranking between these two, they have been together since chicks. I don't know what to do and how to get the one to gain weight. Please help!
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  2. Rietta

    Rietta Songster

    Jan 3, 2019
    East Texas
    I would try adding another feeder and water to make sure they both can eat and make sure the roost has plenty of room and see if things settle down.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How old are they in weeks or months?

    How big is your coop and run, in feet by feet?
    Dimensions and pics would be most helpful.

    How are you ascertaining that one is 'skinny'?

    What all and how exactly are you feeding?

    Sorry for all the questions, but all could give clues as to what the problem might be.

    Oh, and...Welcome to BYC! @Kelliebarros3
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