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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brit57, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. brit57

    brit57 In the Brooder

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    I did everything I thought you are supposed to do....I set up a run next to the original girls and put my barred rocks next to the girls for a good coulple of days. Everything seemed to be going good so I decided to merge the rocks and my original hens. Now my original hens are picking on the barred rocks! I dont know what to do does anyone have any advice??! The roo didnt get put in with the other hens he went back to his coop...
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  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    They will pick on each other for a little while until they get the dominance structure figured out. As long as they aren't relentlessly chasing, picking bald, or drawing blood I wouldn't worry about it. They will adjust in their own time.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Ditto. Not drawing blood, let them work it out.
     
  4. brit57

    brit57 In the Brooder

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    Thanks guys..I was worried that it just wasnt going to work at all since the hens werent as welcoming as I expected them to be they love the dogs, the rabbits everything but other chickens I guess. All I can do now is wait it out. My austrolorp "Janice" took a good few feathers out of one of the barred rocks. Hopefully they all learn to coexist. -fingers crossed-
     

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