Bullied chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stephieebear16, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. stephieebear16

    stephieebear16 New Egg

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    I live in ohio so its the middle of winter. Our winter has been crazy. We've had some days where its 60 and otheres were its 10. I believe shes being bullied. She runs from the ither chickens when they get too close to her. They were even chasing her. I dont know what to do. Shes the sweetest out of all my chickens and im lost for words. This is my first time having chickens.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If they bully her a lot please put out extra feed & water dishes. Bullies like to block victims from getting to eat or drink. If they are drawing blood, you could get "pinless peepers," for them - they prevent birds from seeing straight ahead, so their aim is off target. Plus the peepers probably annoy them enough where they will forget about victimizing her. Good lesson for them.

    Put, "pinless peepers" in the searchbox and read all about them.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'd say that most likely what you are seeing is displacement behaviour caused by not your chickens not being able to perform their innate behaviours. The links given by redsoxs should help you try to identify potential solutions. Pending identifying the perpetrator(s) I'd suggest putting the victim in a crate (with her own food and water) but keep the crate in the coop.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    You've been given a lot of good links and tips so I'll just say hello and hope things settle down for your flock soon.
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to the flock! I am quite pleased you decided to join us, please pull up a chair and make yourself at home here! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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