my girls are killing one girl..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bomoffitt01, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 New Egg

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    Hello can anyone help me? I have 6 rir and6 br.all the girl keep attacking one girl. They broke her leg a month ago and pecked all the feathers off her head. She can walk now.so I put her back in the group after a month of separation. .she was in ther one day.I get home from work and they have her feathers off her head and keep pecking and attacking her.what can I do? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. .
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? What is the set up (coop/run) like? Do they have adequate space, food & water? Poor girl[​IMG]
     
  3. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 New Egg

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    They have both coop and a 12x24'run yes I keep up with the food and water daily
     
  4. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 New Egg

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    Also rir are almost 1.5 years old. And br are 7 months
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are going to have to rehome that hen or they will kill her. Another example why to not mix RIR with other breeds.
     
  6. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which one are they attacking? If the Barred Rock, they are probably just trying to establish pecking order. I would keep her separated until she is older & able to defend herself. Or if one of the others is doing the bullying, I would isolate them to "reset" the pecking order.
     
  7. bomoffitt01

    bomoffitt01 New Egg

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    Sounds good thanks
     

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