Alpha hen not letting the others eat.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pheonix, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Pheonix

    Pheonix Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2010
    San Jose, Ca
    I just got my girls and every morning since I got them, the oldest and biggest goes down the ramp to the run where the food and water is and chases anyone else that tries to come down back up the ramp. Is there an easy way to stop this? Should I just let it happen and it will all work out and once the pecking order is settled she will calm down? I've just been letting them out of the run ASAP each morning and when she leaves the rest come running down and run for the food and shovel it down. Would setting up another feeder in the housing help(don't really have room for this though)?
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    They say to always have 2 feeders and 2 waterers because of this....I have 1 feeder in the run and one in the coop....I have 2 waters out in the run and 1 in the coop....hope this helps..

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