is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pie master, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. pie master

    pie master Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my chickens is always pecking the others!!! :eek: :| ?????
    is there somthing wrong with her?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :| :eek:
     
  2. Jezebelle

    Jezebelle Out Of The Brooder

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    pecking is normal...part of establishing the pecking order...watch to make sure they arent drawing blood.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you've got an Alpha hen who wants to make sure everyone knows she's the boss. Perfectly normal chicken behavior. However, if she becomes too aggressive and continually is pulling out feathers and drawing blood, then she should be by herself or rehomed.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    pie master, while it may seem like the pecking is too much for the rest of the flock it is pretty normal. Keep an eye to make sure everyone is without injury. Somehow they always adjust to everyone in the flock and peace is somewhat created, although never completly in the chicken world.

    bigzio
     
  5. pie master

    pie master Out Of The Brooder

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    they are not drawing blood. one is just pecking the other one and I wasn't sure why.
     
  6. pie master

    pie master Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the answer! [​IMG]
    I was kind of worried.
     

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