In the Brooder
- Mar 8, 2018
I am new to chicken life and we started with 5 hens about a month ago. Everyone got along very well. Established pecking order and had no issues. However, 2 days ago we got two new hens and brought them into the coop slowly. The two new hens are smaller and we were worried about them and that was not the issue at all!! My issue is one of the other hens being picked on. All the hens original and new are picking on my larger chicken. Pulling out feathers and pecking and scratching her. She pretty much hides all day and then at bed time she is kicked out of every box she tries to sleep in. It finally stops and everyone goes to sleep but it's very difficult to watch this all day long. Any suggestions???