I think my chickens are being bullied

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

  1. MD120809

    MD120809 New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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