Agressive Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nahcooper2749, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. nahcooper2749

    nahcooper2749 Hatching

    Jul 15, 2010
    I have 19 hens and one that looks like it might be a rooster. They have a 10' x 12' chicken coop with roosts, nests and plenty of room. They also
    have an outdoor chicken run the same size. In addition, they get out in the evening for about an hour (they can't do too much damage in an hour).
    So, if they have plenty of everything why are they so aggressive with each other? I've seen them pull each others tail feathers out and chew on
    them or just bite (peck really hard) each other. They haven't brought blood yet, as far as I know but I don't know what to do about this behavior.
    Any suggestions?
  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    how old are sounds like they are establishing a pecking order

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