can't we all just get along

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aceintoledo, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. aceintoledo

    aceintoledo Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to get my 4 month old white leghorns (3) in with my other 6 hens. They won't have anything to do with it. In fact, one of them was injured, she won't put weight on one of her feet. They peck them constantly and refuse them food or water. Do they sometimes just not ever get along?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How much space do you have? Have you put up barriers to break line of sight, for the new girls to hide behind? Extra feeder/waterer? those are all good places to start.

    It's quite common for older hens to make the little's life miserable for even a few weeks. Address the above issues and give it lots of time. No blood, no foul.
     

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