I think my chickens are being bullied

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MD120809, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. MD120809

    MD120809 New Egg

    Jan 14, 2012
    i have had three chickens for nearly a year now, but recently i have noticed that on two of them their legs have gone bald, i thought possibly they were malting but the other day when i let them in the garden i noticed that the third chicken was pecking the other two and pulling their feathers out! has anyone else had this problem or give me some advice as to what i should do? thanks
  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    Katy, TX
    Sounds like the third one is aggressive. It is up to you what you want to do about it, but if I were in your shoes I'd get rid of her. I do not tolerate aggressive behavior from anyone.

    Sorry, I'm not much help here.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You could always put on pinless peepers. One of my girls sport them as she is a comb ripper. I have noticed her attitude has changed in the last several months and I just may "release her on bail"!

    These things stop them from aiming and firing off their beaks where they don't belong and work great for feather pluckers. Good luck!


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