hens getting along?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie3001, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    just wondering how common it is for hens to fight or pick on another hen?
    i own 5 hens, about 4 months old.
    only when they are free ranging do i see hair stand up on some of them.
    and i see them mostly go after one particular hen. i feel bad for her.
    I notice in their run, they are all fine, but its when i let them out of the run to eat grass, bugs etc.
    any idears?
    also in their main coop they all sleep on the roost comfortably together.
    i just hate breaking up arguments with them. i usually go in the middle and say "knock it off girls" and they stop. [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If no blood is being drawn, I let them sort it out.
    Somebody has to be at the top of the pecking order and sadly that means somebody is also at the bottom. They learn to cope with their lot in life.
     

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