My hen who was nice is being aggressive towards our other hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lilapot, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has just started laying eggs,and is my most friendly chicken. But today she has pecked my other chicken at least four times. She hasn't layed her egg yet today,she's in the nesting box right now. Usually she's the bossy one,but never pecks anyone. Help please?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Normal Chicken behaviour...Chickens have a pecking order..Nothing to worry about.
     
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  3. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew! Thanks!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Chickens are easy..Don't look for problems where really their is a simple solution...Good too ask but usually you will be able to understand your flock better than anyone else...Enjoy!
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    If she has a bossy temperament, pecking is the same as scolding and criticizing when we humans do it. She's also demonstrating her intentions to remain the dominant one, and she's informing the other chicken not to get any ideas about challenging her.
     

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