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curious if I should do something

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mmclaughlin, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 23 week old chickens with a definite pecking order....and they all got along.... but I am now noticing my top chick(Peggy) pick on the lowest girl(Jen)..reminds me of (rudolph not playing in any reindeer games LOL) no blood but sad to watch... Peggy can has anyone eating off the same corn cob but the minute Jen comes over she pecks her runs her off!! anything I should do??? thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    add more corn cobs in various parts of the run
     
  3. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks.I do that regularly with all food and water so everyone gets their fair share.but sometimes they can be so mean[​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    That's flock dynamics. It's worse the less space they have. Free range chickens don't do that very much.
    They're too busy to be mean.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  5. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe add some things to perch on or climb under, that way she can 'get away' I had a pullet that took our roosters fancy, she did not get much of a break until she learned she could perch and be out of the way when it suited her.
     

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