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Cochin Aggressive to One Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peep-Chicken, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My bantam Cochin, really doesn't mind other chickens. But she absolutely hates our only RIR mix. She pulls out feathers, gives her scars. And sadly, our RIR mix, Bonnie won't stand up for it. This isn't pecking order. When we first got Bonnie in December, Luna picked her. Bonnie came in due to other issues from end of January to beginning of March. Luna still hates her! If I have to, Bonnie would stay and Luna (Cochin) can go. I like them both, but Bonnie likes me the most.
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    Luna, pecking Bonnie after sparring with her.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Have you tried removing the cochin from the flock for a period of time (weeks not hours)?
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No. What would that do?
     
  4. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Removing the mean girl for several days to a seperate pen/dog cage/whatever you got has worked for me. Sometimes more than once. I guess it upsets the pecking order. I have had poor results with mean Roos. I have a 5 year old Polish girl that was removed several times a year till she became a Bossie old lady, but not mean today. Soup or chicken dinner is always a option too.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It gives the others a chance to shuffle the pecking order and become comfortable with one another. The cochin upon reintroduction might just get her butt kicked and be relegated to a non 'bossy' position in the flock.
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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