flock being mean to another chicken

chickentownUSA

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Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with a flock of 5 birds that have been together since chicks and all of a sudden now 4 of the 5 are picking, chasing, stomping, and just over all being mean to the other chicken in the flock? Breaks my heart to see her cast aside???
 

silkiechicken

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Interesting since they have always been together. Is she down for some reason and the others have sensed this? Maybe a temp time out for the biggest meanie would help disrupt the order a bit.
 

chickentownUSA

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Apr 9, 2008
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Hi thanks for trying to help me!
No she doesn't seem down at all I keep watching for that but she is fine.
I have put medication on her comb because they have picked at it so bad.
Tonight I brought her in the garage in a dog cage to give her a break from the beating in the morning she usually gets first thing when I go open the coop door. I lock my girls up at night since we have had bad experiences with coons. So sounds goofy but I don't want anything getting them so at night I lock their coop door when they go in and unlock early in the morning for them.
 

chickentownUSA

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Question is is better to take the meanie out or her????
But how do I take three of the 4 left in the coop out......or is that the best thing to do and leave her in? I could pu them all in seperate cages within the big yard? Which is better?
 

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