Chicken Picking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RobinZ, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. RobinZ

    RobinZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got rid of my rooster. Now all the suddened hens have bald spots. Haven't caught who's doing it. Does this have anything to do with getting rid of the rooster?
     
  2. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had two wonderful roos in our flock (but had to rehome due to noise and surrounding homes). After the roos left, one hen took charge. -became pretty bossy, and actually began jumping on top of a chair while the flock roamed the lawn (as if she was on guard). We found this amusing as she looked as if she was going to begin "crowing". Anyway, we kept an eye on her and did discover a bit of picking. She established herself at the top of the pecking order pretty quickly, and we've not had any issues since. Hopefully, your girls are just adjusting the pecking order and will work things out. -may definitely be something to do with the removal of the roo and need to establish the "lead" hen.
     

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