My older chicken is pecking at my younger chickens

autumnbee17

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I have a hen that is about 2 years old and I got some young chicks that are about 6 weeks old. She keeps pecking at them and my other 4 chickens don't care about them and acts like they have been in the flock for a long time. I don't know what to do so she can stop pecking them and solutions?
 

PD-Riverman

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
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I have a hen that is about 2 years old and I got some young chicks that are about 6 weeks old. She keeps pecking at them and my other 4 chickens don't care about them and acts like they have been in the flock for a long time. I don't know what to do so she can stop pecking them and solutions?
Remove her to a private pen for maybe a week or so---then put her back with them and see what happens---might not help, but removing her a day or two want work---at least a week or more. Good Luck!
 

Folly's place

Enabler
8 Years
Sep 13, 2011
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Is anyone injured? Do they have a lot of space? Free ranging? The younger birds need to learn to respect her space and get out of her way; that's normal, and will work itself out. Mary
 

Cindy in PA

Crowing
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Jul 8, 2008
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Make somewhere that only the chicks can into, so they can hide if she gets too rough. I had hens peck a leghorn almost to death one time. 6 weeks is pretty small to integrate.
 

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