Chasing & Beating up

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kidfarmer, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just recently I have noticed that two of my Rhode Island reds will chase one of the australorps around the coop and then they jump on her and start pecking her and pulling feathers out. It's awful to hear let alone see it happening. One of the other australorps last night actually beat up the one that's been beating up the others, I think she was sick of them but can I do anything to get them to stop or deter them from doing it??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    More room and things to do. That's why mine are free range. Bored chickens are trouble. How much room do you have?
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? How many birds to you have? Most importantly how much room do they have?
     
  4. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do have a good amount of room to run around during the day and I let them put multiple times throughout the day ranging from 30 mins up to 2 hours
     
  5. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just over a year and I have 8
     

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