Dominance or Pecking Issue?

Rheanna777

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 27, 2014
11
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Sparks, Nevada
I have 4 3-week-old chicks: 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Plymouth Rocks. The PRs seem bigger (older) than the RIRs. Recently, i have installed a roosting pole is their home and the PRs love to roost on it. I am trying to get the RIRs to roost on it too, but when i sit the on it, the PRs snap at th RIRs' tail feathers. Is this a dominance issue or a pecking issue? Please Help.
 

The Yakima Kid

Cirque des Poulets
9 Years
Aug 7, 2010
1,850
124
241
Valley of the Dominiques
I have 4 3-week-old chicks: 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Plymouth Rocks. The PRs seem bigger (older) than the RIRs. Recently, i have installed a roosting pole is their home and the PRs love to roost on it. I am trying to get the RIRs to roost on it too, but when i sit the on it, the PRs snap at th RIRs' tail feathers. Is this a dominance issue or a pecking issue? Please Help.
Possibly both.. Install a second roost.
 
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