Hi all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GertieGirls Mom, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. GertieGirls Mom

    GertieGirls Mom In the Brooder

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    Here’s a photo of Gertie with some of the others. The one on the left that she’s staring at is the troublemaker. I have a feeling it’s a rooster.
     

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  2. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Space can be the problem. You may have to have a second "run" area and small coop for your favorite girl. Do it if you have to, it's worth it! Find the chicken she gets along with the best and put them together alone. I've had to do that and have a second run and coop and a third small enclosed area (4'x8') for special needs that may pop up like a broody hen. Some chickens just don't get along and to keep everyone happy and safe you have to "spend a penny"! Don't get discouraged and good luck!
     
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  3. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Not necessarily. Hens will square off too. What's interesting is she's willing to go toe to toe. CX generally are submissive of any pecking order issue so she's likely a ross or cobb strain. That means you can likely keep her longer as long as she doesn't over eat and continues to exercise with the flock. Less food more foraging is a good thing.
     
  4. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    :frowHiya
    Nice to meet you!
    Could you provide some type of a hide out or some obstacles to run around to give her a chance to get away. Chickens can get vicious especially once they get fixated on a target. Something triggers in their tiny brains... I’ve even seen it over a plant/bush too they individually could care less but get a pecking competition going and they will destroy it.
    I couldn’t handle one of my pets attacking another. I’d separate or rehome.
     
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  5. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Welcome! :frow
     
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  6. GertieGirls Mom

    GertieGirls Mom In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
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  7. GertieGirls Mom

    GertieGirls Mom In the Brooder

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    I’ve been keeping her and another hen separated in another coop at night. They all seem to be ok out in the yard together during the day. It’s only one that is a bully, I think it may be a rooster.
     
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  8. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    :barnieI say BYE BYE BULLY!!!
     
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  9. GertieGirls Mom

    GertieGirls Mom In the Brooder

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    She’s a riot! Today she was not taking any abuse, she got real close and just towered over the bully like “don’t even think of doing that again”. It was pretty funny.
    She doesn’t really seem to be overeating as much as she did in the beginning, and I take her food out about 7pm... so fingers crossed!
     
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  10. GertieGirls Mom

    GertieGirls Mom In the Brooder

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    I’m praying things will resolve
     
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