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Agressive Chickens!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by la polla, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. la polla

    la polla New Egg

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    Hi!
    I have two older chickens [​IMG] that have been pecking and bullying my four younger chickens [​IMG] for the past three months now. I had them separated and then decieded to put them together, but it seems that the ONE KEEPS ONE BOTHERING THEM. I am not sure what to do now.[​IMG]:D Help someone!!!!!!!
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    First of all, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Just wondering, what are the ages of your "older" and "younger" chickens? That information may help us problem-solve with you.

    See you around the forums! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. la polla

    la polla New Egg

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    Sorry!
    Your right that info would help.[​IMG]
    Okay..........The two older chicks are 3years old and the four younger ones are 8 months old. I am just at a lost on what to do I had them separated when I first brought them home and I felt that it was time to put them together, but now I am not sure [​IMG].
    thank-you for your response......I hope someone out there can give me some advice.......so i can have happy [​IMG].
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  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Have they been in the same run for the full 3 months together, or did you just introduce them?
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    I haven't had to deal with this, but I would think that they are just establishing a pecking order. As long as the younger ones aren't getting hurt bad I would leave them togther. Just be sure to keep a close watch on them a while. Good Luck.
     
  6. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you put your chickens together suddenly or did you slowly introduce them. Some people believe that if you introduce them slowly the pecking and what not is kept to a minimum. No matter what you do however they will establish a pecking order.
     
  7. larlar23

    larlar23 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a problem with my chickens they keep picking at my easter egg chicken butt. they are all 5months old they have been in the same pin for 5months. i dont know what to do? i have all ready lost 2 to the picking. please some one help. i have a total of 55 chickens all together.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:What size run & coop do you have?
     
  9. larlar23

    larlar23 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a coop that is 8x8x8 and a run that is 12x12x12
     
  10. la polla

    la polla New Egg

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    Quote:Not in the same run, but a different one right next to each other. They have been seeing each other for all the time I have had them. I had to separate them last night cause I could not stand to see them keep getting pecked. The older ones ar not pecking them to a point of drwaing blood, but the younger ones make so much noise I feel bad. :|
     

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