establishing pecking order??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eddie w, May 22, 2011.

  1. eddie w

    eddie w In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2011
    i put a couple of new pullets in the coop all are basically the same age about 11 weeks old within a few days how long should it take them to restablish pecking order? it has been about 5 days and the girls are still a little rough on the new ones

  2. Anianna

    Anianna Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    It's my understanding that pecking order issues are ongoing, kind of like how human siblings will continue to argue even once they're all grown up. If they aren't drawing blood or causing obvious injury, I wouldn't worry about it. The worst of it will probably work itself out at some point.
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    What kind of chickens are they? It's hard to tell the sex at such a young age. Maybe you have a few roosters? [​IMG]

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