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Discuss the pecking order with me - I need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nutcase, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much do you know about the pecking order? My chickens just baffle me - it changes all the time. The leader fell down a few notches after acquiring a permanent leg injury and now everything's in chaos. Especially since it's all getting rearranged now that one died yesterday. How can I help my outcast hen be accepted by the others? I suspect the bully hen is one of the reasons behind her patchy, bald wings (see my thread, Help my chook grow feathers!)
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If you pen the bully by herself for a few days it knocks her down lower in peck order, albeit temporarily.
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will be tough as we don't have an alternative pen.
     

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