Introduced Chicken Killed By Other Established Chicken - What Can I do?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LovelyBantam, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. LovelyBantam

    LovelyBantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a total of seven chickens that were bought and put into quarantine. The quarantine time was over and I added them to my run of eleven chickens. The run was not overcrowded. I put them in a dusk and all seemed well. This morning all seemed well. However, later on in the morning, a chicken had been killed.

    They had plenty of food and water. The new chickens have now been separated.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer. Sounds like a couple of bruisers couldn't decide on the pecking order.
     
  3. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How awful for you, so sorry [​IMG] I had a new girl take on my top hen, they went at it brutally, like two cockerels, even after seeing each other through a pen during the quarantine period.

    I can see how your unfortunate circumstance could've come about. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
  4. LovelyBantam

    LovelyBantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken was rather docile and flighty and never seemed to challenge any of the other chickens, which is why we were surprised.
     

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