- Sep 30, 2008
I am a newbie chicken owner. Late this summer I bought two standard Jersey Giant pullets, one banty cockrel, and one banty pullet. The banty started brooding a couple of weeks ago and with the help of this site I was able to break her of it (took about a week). Now she is not laying and she is getting picked on by one of the giants. She is eating, drinking, and running from the larger hen. I got a chance to look at her today, she seems to be in the beginning stages of molting, her skin is an off yellow? is that normal? I have done some research and it says to separate the bully from the flock for a week. I have limited space, would a large dog kennel work at night then coop her during the day? Suggestions.