- Aug 17, 2016
We have a flock of 6 regular size chickens that are 2 years old. Early this spring we purchased 2 Bantam hens that we have introduce to the flock. I have witnessed the big hens doing the normal pecking order stuff but it seems to be getting worse. The big hens will pin down the Dutch Bantam (making her play dead) and take turns pecking her. We have 2 chicken houses and 2 feeding areas, they share a 3,000 square foot yard. The Dutch Bantam is twice the size of a robin so not very big and I am worried they will kill her. We also have 3 more Bantams to introduce in a couple months. Any suggestions? Should we separate them?