Nasty Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HarrysHut, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. HarrysHut

    HarrysHut Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week I got six mixed hens to accompany my five light Sussexs
    When shutting them up last night I noticed that kelly(my light Sussex) what brutally picking my new chicken daffy a head i didn't know how to punish her
    I have also noticed she always pecks tr chicken around food an often breaks her eggs what should I do !!!!!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not about punishment. They won't understand that. But if you remove her from the flock for about a week and keep her separate, out of earshot, then put her back, she should be at the bottom of the pecking order.
     
  3. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd isolate Kelly (where the rest of the flock CANNOT see her) for about 3 days. Chickens aren't extremely bright and will forget who she is. When she's reintroduced, they'll pick on her and she will be the bottom of the pecking order.

    Also, are they getting a balanced diet? Her being a food hog and eating eggs may signal that she's not getting some kind of nutrient, but it could signal that she's just being mean.
     
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  4. HarrysHut

    HarrysHut Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice it's just concerns me how she picks on a single chicken rather than the flock as they have a lot to eat ( a varied diet of pellets corn maize banana and leftovers) she used to attention seek when she was younger as Harry would get to come inside and wtch tv and sleep inside
     
  5. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you isolate her I think it'd fix the problem.
     
  6. HarrysHut

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    Ok I just don't want her to be pecked in as well as she is lovely
     
  7. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm saying just isolate Kelly. Leave the other chicken in with the flock.
     

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