3rd time ordering easter eggers, dont think i want them again (pecked)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by australorp, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the fourth time I order a mixed flock of chickens, third time I order easter eggers from Ideal. I notice they always get pecked on and sometimes to death. I know have 6 of them in a seperate cage, and taking care of their wounds. It's about color. I have eight mostly white easter eggers and they dont get pecked at, only the hawk look alikes. Has anyone else had the same problem? Thanks
     
  2. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Weird...my EE is the bully of my lil flock! (she does have very pretty colors) lol....and my rooster, who was all white, was the bottom of the order on a pen full of hens! lol
     
  3. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    darn,juan what do you feed your chickens lol. cant be the heat, I'm an hour north of you.
     
  4. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem here. I have several different colored Easter Eggers in a large flock (nearly 50 birds) and none of them get picked on.
     
  5. Zowie

    Zowie Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep we had 2 of them pecked to death ...they were brown Hawk like looking..shame.. they were beautiful birds..have 1 left and that one has been ok...Brown wyandottes are the ones that pecked them to death...
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    That's interesting. My two EEs were picked nearly bald by aggressive coop mates. Seriously...bald. I thought it was to do with their small stature, but now I am wondering...
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    This year was my first ordering day olds from Meyer in Ohio. Our 3 EE's are the hawkie kind, and they are in the middle of pecking order among 34 7 month old chickens. One lays a powder blue jumbo egg each day, while the others lay geen and olive large ones.
     
  8. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    For me, it's mixing a Speckled Sussex in with the rest. They don't like her. It's getting better though, and there is no actual harmful pecking. Racist chickens?!?!
     
  9. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread is interesting. I have 2 EEs that are in with production reds, a flighty leghorn, and a black sex link, all of which are larger and heavier than they are. Both are toward the bottom of the pecking order, but they hold their own in the flock and they've not gotten pecked at all. Perhaps it is not so much the EEs as it is the aggressiveness of the others in the flock, and perhaps environment?
     

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