Mean girl chicken behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vclark321, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Bonney Lake
    I have 3 chickens. (City code). Neighbors have 7 & had a rooster. I digress. Here is my concern. I have 2 BR & 1 RIR. The pair seem to be off on their own most of the day & the RIR is usually kind of a solitary girl. The ruler is 1 of the BR. In the coop the RIR roosts in the nest box & away from the other 2. They are not mean to her or aanything like that, it just seems she is the odd 1 out. I was wondering if getting another RiR would be better for her in the social circle, city code be darn, like my neighbor?I want her to be happy. I know they are social creatures.

    Any thoughts or experience on something like this? They are all still laying eggs daily even in the darkness that is a Washington day. So no negative effects as far as I can see, other than me feeling bad for her.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It seems that no matter how many chickens of the same breed I have, there's always a loner. If they are not being picked on or starved by not being allowed to eat, I just leave them be.
  3. julianblight101

    julianblight101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2012
    Quote:just reading this one this making sense.

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