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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Browns Farm, Jul 4, 2016.
Glad you could join the flock! Is the one that is picked on a new addition to the group? Is it just being nosey pecking or serious pecking? I'm afraid chickens do peck and it is how they establish a pecking order. Seperating the one that's been picked on but having it near the others could help to get them more aquainted but with the risk of injury. Here is a great article all about it ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method
Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC
Either provide more space or do what mother does, attack the older juvenile when it approaches. Attacks not a problem free-range although in a pen or coop can be. Are they game chickens?
I'm so sad my chicken just flew/ran away! I can't catch her, impossible!
Quit trying - if she's been there long enough to be accustomed to the coop, she'll likely be there at bedtime.
She was only in the coop for about 5 hours before she flew away.
Chick is likely to be around. Sit out in chair near where last saw her and listen. Do not move until chick is roosting. History of chick would be very help as well as other chickens. Even if chick does not get along with other birds it will likely try to stay in earshot.
We need to get past the sound bite communications.
Chick's probably around watching you. bobbi - j & centrarchid gave good advice, if it's around will probably return at dusk, if not check in the brush around the coop area & trees. Good luck.
A squirt bottle with a strong, far reaching stream works good to set your 3 month old straight about not picking on the little one. Introduce them slowly, put the small in an enclosure in the coop with the 3 month old so they can see and get used to each other.
Chickens are quite like horses, they prefer to live in a flock or herd even when the other birds make that difficult for them.
Upon catching the chick, try to pen it in something and work on getting it to eat out of your hands. Consider using mealworms or crickets as a treat.