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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newbchickn, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. newbchickn

    newbchickn Hatching

    Feb 20, 2013
    I just placed my 16 week , 4month old plymouth barred rocks hens in with my other older hens and they are pecking them to death? they are almost the same size? can anyone tell me why and what to do? I have one dead, out of 12 and two seriously injured.... I thought it was ok if they were the same size?

  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    Their just sorting out their pecking order. Might help if you can seperate them so they can see but not get to each other.

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