Help, hurry!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flopsy, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. flopsy

    flopsy In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    A friend brought me two new hens today. She set them out in the shade of the yard in a cage. We didn't know it and let the dogs out when we got home. They killed one of the hens before we knew they were there. I'm so sad. She was beautiful. We got the other one into the run and coop area. How will they all learn to get along. I have two other hens and a rooster. One of my hens is being mean to little Dumpling, pecking at her. What should we do? She is about 3-4 months old.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They will have to fight it out. Sorry for your loss. It will take up to a month or so for pecking order to be reestablished.
  3. Banty Rooster

    Banty Rooster In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2008
    Cullman, Al.
    it shouldn't take that long 1 thing you could possibly do, take your other hens away from the rooster for 3 or 4 days maybe that would help. but because she is so young it might take a month just make sure she has plenty of room to get away from the other hens

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