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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Evergreen Pharm, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Evergreen Pharm

    Evergreen Pharm New Egg

    Jan 25, 2016

    My husband and I just bought some hens and a rooster. 6 Black Austrolop pullets (kept in separate pen), 1 each Silver, Gold and Blue tipped Wyandotte, Amauracana, Brahma hens and our rooster is a Buff Orpington. I'm new at it but my husband has had chickens before. I'm really excited and very intrigued by our visits to several places to buy our girls and received the boy for free. The runs were each different but worked for the owners.

    We have 2 of our girls the Brahma and the Blue Wyandottes out of the same hen house, they seem to be the ones picked on the most. The Rooster was pecking at the Brahma also. Is this normal behavior?
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    I don't have experience with roosters but have heard the BO's are quite gentile.

    The lower ones in the pecking order will always get a few pecks. But if you are seeing aggressive pecking, then I would suggest posting under "managing your flock" forum to get experienced opinions.

    But if not aggressive and no one is getting injured, they likely are just working out the pecking order.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It would also be a good idea to check out " integration issues," just put that in the search box.
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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