Frizzel question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gfrau, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Gfrau

    Gfrau In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2018
    I have several different Bantam girls. One is a Frizzel. She seems to be the one getting pecked on the most. I used “Peck no More” tonight on her liberally..... any suggestions if there’s a better product. She is the littlest of the group and has the sweetest disposition. I know there an “order” but I still feel bad for her. Thanks for any suggestions- I am very new to this.
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Gfrau :frow Welcome!

    I have a just over 4 year old frizzle bantam who has lived in our small flock of 5 for most of her life. She is the only frizzle and has dropped from 3rd in the pecking order to the bottom over time. She does get picked on a bit also but she seems happy enough and she has a lovely nature. I ensure LuLu gets an extra meal worm etc which she probably does not understand, but it helps me ;) Sadly, someone has to be the bottom of the pecking order and while it may upset us, I see it as 'their lot in life' and they are probably not as affected by it as we feel they are by putting human emotions into the equation.

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Frizzles , Polish and Silkies tend to be picked on because they look so different. I imagine they would do well grouped together. But chickens always find some bird(s) to pick on.

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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice and links from Teila. Using the search function should help further, should you wish.
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  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
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  7. Chasingcars

    Chasingcars Songster

    Sep 15, 2017
    Derbyshire , England
    Hello there, We do tend to humanise poultry behaviour as we love our chickens sooo much ...if your bantam is happy in her place accept its hen nature .
    I have a mixed sized flocks from large Orpington’s to lil Cochins..I always ensure there are lots of other things to peck that taste better than bantams...hanging cabbage, apple on a stick ..any kind of treat hanging or that involves doing something ...boredom is the main cause of naughty chicken behaviour ..I have branches with hooks screwed in that I hang things from and ladders to stand and be at different heights ....even a handful of dried mealworms in sawdust can keep them busy!
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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