Hens pecking each other

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MarshallChicks, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. MarshallChicks

    MarshallChicks Hatching

    Feb 24, 2009
    I have 2 hens, 1 RIR about 18 months old and 1 silver laced wyandotte about 6 months. I have had the RIR since she was a baby and just added the wyandotte a few weeks ago.
    The RIR was the dominant chicken with her 3 sisters (who are all gone now due to one problem or another), but now the new chicken has been pecking her like crazy. She has been pecking her chest area and also her bottom. My old girl is missing several feathers and has a few red spots where the skin under the feathers has been pecked. I don't know what to do!! I was told to get her a coop-mate because chickens do not do well on their own.. but it doesn't seem they get along too well. Any suggestions?
  2. K-Chick

    K-Chick Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    NW In
    Give them a pumpkin or something else exciting to peck for a while, maybe that would help.

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