Mean chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kcornell3834, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Kcornell3834

    Kcornell3834 In the Brooder

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    Hello, we are new to owning chickens ! We have about 6 and have raised them since they were little babies- now 14 weeks. They have all been together. One of the chickens (white) suddenly starting picking on another chicken really bad. (Orange) It’s to the point that he is pulling feathers out and our orange chicken does not want to be around him- he runs. The white chicken watches everything he does and does not allow him near any of the other chickens. We pulled the white chicken out for a day and the rest of the chickens are perfectly fine with the orange chicken. Let them all out to free range and the white chicken still goes to attack the orange chicken and chases him around. Any ideas ? (Uploaded a picture- white is a Columbian rock cross- he is attacking the orange one alone)
     

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  2. Kcornell3834

    Kcornell3834 In the Brooder

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    Here is a better picture of the white chicken.
     

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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Cull the white or the orange my vote goes to the white bird
     
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  4. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    I think the problem may be that White and Orange are both boys and they both want to "rule the roost". If that is the case (hard to tell with the current photos for me) nothing will fix it, one will have to go or they will fight to the death. Not good news, sorry...:hmm
     
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  5. Kcornell3834

    Kcornell3834 In the Brooder

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    Since we are new to this we can’t tell if they are Roos yet :/ any tips on how to tell?
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    I agree with @Peppercorngal I think that they are most likely both boy's.
     
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  7. Kcornell3834

    Kcornell3834 In the Brooder

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    Now one of our black chickens is going after the orange one too. Just not as bad- possible I have three roosters ? The white and black one are ok together
     
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  8. Kcornell3834

    Kcornell3834 In the Brooder

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    The orange one just runs from him every time and comes to us! So weird
     
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  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    It could be the low boy on the totem-pole, and is looking to you for protection from the bullies.
     
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  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    You may have one of more cockerels there
     
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