A chicken fight today! grrr.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NewGuineaChooks, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    When I let the chickens out to roam this morning, two of the bantams were fiercer than usaual with they morning hierarchy scuffle. So much so that I stood and watched them for 5 minutes. Both had their hackles raised, leaping up into the air at each other, each pulling out the other's feathers. Quite impressive.

    Went back to get something from the barn 3 hours later....and they were STILL fighting. More like an all out war...but the older one, a sweet little hen, was obviously tired, and both were covered in mud.

    So, I brought them both in, gave them baths, dried them, and put the younger in 'solitary confinement'. The hen is in a box under a heat lamp now; with neosporin all over her head for the wounds.

    It seems that no matter how long you have chickens, they'll do something different to 'catch you off guard'! These two have acted like 'best friends' for the last 2 months.., and now..?... I guess one of them had some ambition to move further up the pecking order....
  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I have 15 hens all the same age all raised together since day one they are around 6 months now - and the last few mornings a few of them have been feeling brave and fighting with my older hen ( who was here at least 2 months before the " babies " ) it is just a matter of time before there is an all out war here LOL

    and my little banty roo will not do a thing to stop the bigger girls from fighting he just stands there cackling at them LOL

  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    My little sebright bantam is struttin her stuff askin for a fight with my new Buff Orp big ole hens........they just ignore her, thank goodness..... mine all go off and on fighting one another and they have all been together for ever.......none as bad as your fight sounded.hope she is okay
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2007

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