Hen and chickens are pecking each other

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Allymcc1999, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Allymcc1999

    Allymcc1999 In the Brooder

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    My hen Flick hatched 4 chicks around 6 weeks ago. Recently the chicks have started to peck at her and she has been pecking them as well. Is this something I should be worried about? Are they just determining the pecking order? Should I separate them? I don't want the chicks to get pecked to death. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Sounds like she is handling the separation. ;)

    Has she taught them to roost yet? :pop
     
  3. Allymcc1999

    Allymcc1999 In the Brooder

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    I'm not sure. They follow her around and go outside with her. They can all jump and fly up onto some lower perches.
     
    chickens really likes this.
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Momma is weaning them. Are they in with the flock?
     
  5. Allymcc1999

    Allymcc1999 In the Brooder

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    They are our only chickens.
     

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