Can a pecking order exist between two chickens?

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

  1. kyuu

    kyuu Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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