chickens attacking

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by manman, May 14, 2016.

  1. manman

    manman New Egg

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    help my chicks they keep fighting my newer chicks the four are 2 red islands and 1 and 1 barred rock and buff orp the 2 new ones are scared and running away. every time they get close the 4 peck at the 2. does it have anything to do with the pecking order?
    also if someone can help me find out the breed of the new 2 that would be great[​IMG]
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    and here is the smaller one
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us over here! The chicken pecking order is not a pleasant thing, no… It's better to let them sort themselves out and only intervene when they injure each other. For breed and gender guesses, wait until they are a bit older and post some pics of them here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Enjoy the site!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are your older birds pulling out feathers on the younger one? The look to have some bald areas- I can't get the pictures to enlarge so not sure. Be certain to put out extra water and feed - in case your birds are bullying them away.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. manman

    manman New Egg

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    I don't see no bald areas they just scare me on how loud they cry when pecked the feathers are fine and thanks
     
  6. manman

    manman New Egg

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    thanks
     

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