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Bullying hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrianT, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE that I kind of think may be a rooster. The rest of my chickens kind of bully this bird. Will hens bully roosters or is it possible for this bird to just be a picked on hen? The bullied bird was introduced to the flock that had been established already, but other birds were introduced later and even my two small (8 inch tall) OEGB chase it. They were introduced 1 month prior to this bird and they seem to fit right in. Thanks.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    How old are they?

    Offhand I'd say the one being bullied is at the bottom of the pecking order.
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds the same to me. Eventually they should stop chasing it but it will probably always be the last to eat and drink.
     
  4. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if it turns out to be a rooster it will be at the bottom of the pecking order?
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    certainly possible, esp. if they are young, which I assumed they are since you are not sure whether one are a rooster.
     

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