- May 18, 2013
the past week or so, I've noticed one Hen after the next go after one of my buff orpingtons. all hens are the exact same age, different breeds, but have been together their whole life. in the past they peck eachother, but nothing to this extreme. they'll pin down the hen, Cleo, and one jumps on her back and the other five bullies come in and peck the heck out of her! They've left her bleeding some days. she's paranoid and hangs around me when I go out to visit. I have a dog crate all ready for seperatipn, but in this situation, who do I separate? instinct wise, I want to get Cleo out of there and safe, but once I wereto reintroduce her she would be at the bottom of the pecking order. Not all of the hens go after Cleo, the four leghorns, a buff, and one white ameracauna. I'm very worried for my Cle, as she's such a sweet girl. please help as soon as possible!