flock being mean to another chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickentownUSA, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. chickentownUSA

    chickentownUSA New Egg

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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???
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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.
     
  3. chickentownUSA

    chickentownUSA New Egg

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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.
     
  4. chickentownUSA

    chickentownUSA New Egg

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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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