Lowest Hen in the Pecking Order is Attacking Pullets

clifonti

In the Brooder
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I've got my pullets in a modified smaller pen inside the ladies free range. Two pullets flew out today and were running for their lives. Ironically, the oldest biddy who is lowest in the pecking order decided they had to go. I can't have her hurting the babies. Any suggestions?
 

speckledhen

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Are the pullets almost grown? If so, they should be fine and that's just the way it is. They'll be hazed, especially by the lowest ranking member of the flock, who is thrilled to have someone lower than she is to torture. Have seen it plenty of times here.
 

galanie

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SpeckledHen said it all. That's the chicken world, it's not nice but that's the way it is. The lowest are so happy to have someone they can treat the way they've been treated, the go at it with such zeal. But it'll settle down, so long as the little ones can get away it should be ok.
 

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