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Hens not getting along!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LoreleisMama, May 16, 2011.

  1. LoreleisMama

    LoreleisMama Out Of The Brooder

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    We just moved our girls to a new coop yesterday. They are 9 weeks. It's an 8x8 and we have 10. There is a TON of room for them all but some seem to be showing aggression towards the others. Fluffing feathers and running at one another and jumping on each other. I'm guessing this is their way of establishing pecking order in the new pad but I just want to make sure![​IMG]
     
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  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    My young hens do this all the time.

    But...

    Are they actually pulling feathers?
     
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  3. LoreleisMama

    LoreleisMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope no feather pulling just "bickering" with each other. They had never had any issues until they were moved into the coop so I just wanted to be sure!
     
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  4. mszekely

    mszekely Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe with the new digs they need to go thru the pecking order thing again.
     

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