Is it the weather?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by valkerri, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. valkerri

    valkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    My 23 chickens are squabbling a LOT lately. Really fighting. Chasing each other for several loops around the run. Pulling out huge bunches of feathers. This is in addition to the boys chasing the girls, which the girls really don't seem to appreciate one bit. My group is all 21 weeks old and still has 50% boys. So, is it just that I've got way too many roos or is it that the shorter days and/or cooler weather has them all riled up?
     
  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It the roosters. I have 2 in with my pullets and the fighting was all the time so I have moved the roosters into seperate pens with each getting some pullets and the pens are much calmer.
     
  3. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the roos. It must be mayhem there.
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is likely to be the roos. Oh my! 50-50 ? Must be like a war zone in there !
     
  5. valkerri

    valkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, thought so. Guess it's time to make some adjustments.
     
  6. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup...bye bye hens... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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