My chickens dont seem to be getting along...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nsturchio, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. nsturchio

    nsturchio Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first time owning chickens and we have 4 Rhode Island reds and 3 top hats. the reds are about 5 months and the top hats are 3 months. we have a fairly large coup with plenty of room but it seems as if the reds are running the top hats out into the weather. the tops spend the night in the far corner of their run instead of the coup. just curious if this is normal behavior and anything to be concerned about.
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes and yes.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Poultry society can be cruel, and larger birds pick on smaller birds. For some reason, Polish in mixed flocks are frequently picked on. Sleeping outside is never a good idea as it exposes birds to predators.
     

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