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Hen being picked on

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lucienne, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. lucienne

    lucienne New Egg

    Jan 20, 2016
    Hi there
    I am a new backyard chicken owner. We have four hens and three are picking on one and pecking her and chasing her around. Any advice on how to help? I hate seeing her scared.
    Thanks everyone!
  2. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Is there a ring leader? Is there blood being drawn? I wouldn't worry if there is no bloody sores. You could also try a isolating one or two of the bullies. Then reintroduce them in a weeks time. It sometimes helps to reset and fix the pecking order. That's my two cents. I wish you luck with them.

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