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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thechickgal, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. thechickgal

    thechickgal Chirping

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    Hi, I just got 4 buff or hens today. They were given to me and I was told they were 2 Years old. They are beautiful hens. But one is very small compared to the others. Does this mean she is at the bottom of the pecking order?
     

  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    Not necessarily,Just observe them the higher will be in control of the food dish
     
  3. thechickgal

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    OK I will watch them next time I feed them.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Or maybe one is a mix of some sort?
    Can you post pics of them all together?
     
  5. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Songster

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    I agree. Need a pic
     
  6. thechickgal

    thechickgal Chirping

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    OK I will post one soon
     
  7. thechickgal

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    [​IMG]. [​IMG]
     

  8. thechickgal

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    [​IMG]. [​IMG]
     
  9. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    Very pretty girls! I had 2 BOs that I acquired together as chicks. One was bigger than the other...Buffy (the larger hen) was taken by a fox, but little Barbie is still part of the flock. She eats just fine but is a small hen.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I don't see where one is significantly smaller than the others.
    Does her body feel smaller.....or is she just less fluffy(she may have stared to molt)?
     

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