Just Inroduced New Hen Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ehirning, May 28, 2012.

  1. Ehirning

    Ehirning Chirping

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    My neighbor gave me a banyan leghorn and we put her in with our flock of 4 last night (evening). There has been the typical pecking and chasing but I wonder, how long will this go on? The other 4 seem to peck at each other every now and then but seem to go after "the new girl" more. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Ehirning

    Ehirning Chirping

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    Bantam, not banyan.
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    The time for pecking order to be settled varies. An even match can go for a few days. Just watch to see if it goes beyond settling the order and into attack, drawling blood.
     
  4. Ehirning

    Ehirning Chirping

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    Thanks for the feedback. They seem to be gettin along better today, just a few short battles but nothing too serious.
     

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