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help needed- pecking order!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilyRoseDaisy, May 29, 2007.

  1. LilyRoseDaisy

    LilyRoseDaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    Our three hens grew up together and have been very sweet to one another. They just reached 5 months old. Rose(a RIR) started to peck Lily( an araucana) and scare her away when I give them treats!! I know this is natural, but I feel so bad for Lily, she's such a sweet and gentle one.
    Any ideas what I could do to soften this pecking order? Can I train Rose in some way to be nice?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The chicks are establishing their order and this is natural, any breaking up of them will just cause them to fuss more with each other when you aren't looking. Don't worry, they'll be fine.
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Add another feeder or treat dish so they don't have to fight over food.
     
  4. LilyRoseDaisy

    LilyRoseDaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Now I feel better!! [​IMG]
     

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