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Can a pecking order exist between two chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kyuu, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. kyuu

    kyuu In the Brooder

    Nov 15, 2012
    I have two chickens and I sometimes see them puff up at each other and jump, kick, peck, flap, bow, and scratch at each other. Do they just hate each other or is there a pecking order? :( Also, they still peck even with pinless peepers on, argh it's impossible to stop this pecking.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It's normal chicken behavior - everyone wants to be boss. As long as they are not causing physical damage, there is no problem with such behavior.
  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    As long as chickens have peckers they will peck each other. TCB (typical chicken behavior) As long as they don't end up bloody or featherless there's nothing to worry about.

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