Mean ole' chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KnittingKnutty, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. KnittingKnutty

    KnittingKnutty Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure where to post this so I guess I will in a few places. I have 8 chickens. Two of them are new to the barrio. We got them on Saturday. My other chickens are so mean. They won't let them out of the hen house. I try to put food and water in there for the new girls and they go in and take that over too. I don't have ANY way to separate them so I need some suggestions.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It takes a few weeks for things to get settled. Don't worry just yet.
     
  3. KnittingKnutty

    KnittingKnutty Out Of The Brooder

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    So you think they are going to be able to get some water? Should I keep trying to get it to them or should I just let things work themselves out?
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any sort of dog kennel or anything? If so, put the OLD chickens in the dog kennel, and let the other two roam around the run. After a few days, let out the older chickens.
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:Penning the older hens is an idea, but chickens have a short attention span. I would bet your new girls are getting food and water when the older girls are distracted and/or going to bed.
     
  6. KnittingKnutty

    KnittingKnutty Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, I don't think I worried this much about something getting enough to eat since I had my twins.
     
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of mine came at the same time. But I have two of hens that are just mean to the Buffs. They are picking on um all day. But I have noticed when the rest or out chasing bugs and such they go in to the feed and eat away. I know they're eating, they are the fattest ones I have.[​IMG]
     
  8. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive given my new one there own food/water asmine get chased away from the main ones [​IMG] they still get food and water this way and get to avoid mean betty from chasing them !
     

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