Girl Fight

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

  1. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

    Oct 27, 2007
    Southwest Mississippi
    I witnessed my first episode of chicken on chicken violence today. My two RIR hens had pinned the dominique in a corner. Each one of them was holding the dom down with one foot. Then one of the RIRs grabbed the dom's comb in her beak and was pulling and shaking on it!

    I was standing there, feeling kinda sick, trying to decide if I should interfere. My little dog Willow (shihtzu) heard the hens cackling and squawking.

    Now, I have to add here that I have been training my dogs not to bark at the chickens or harass them in any way.

    So, Willow hears this commotion and goes to the fence that separates her from the chickens. She won't bark at them, but I can tell the ruckus is upsetting her. Willow decides to "huff" at them. (She makes this loud, grumpy sounding exhale.) When she huffs, the chickens look at her and walk away... each going their separate ways.

    It was really funny to watch. like Willow is the chicken police.

    "Break it up, kids!"


  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    that means she got their attention with ease.

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