New hen top of pecking order

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Janines chicks, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Janines chicks

    Janines chicks New Egg

    Apr 1, 2013
    I've seen posts of a new chicken being added to an existing flock being pecked on/bullied. My situation is reversed. The new hen (same size and approx. age) is bullying my three already peaceful, happy hens! Any suggestions? Since the newbie is the interloper, she would be the 1st to go if the situation doesn't improve!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It might settle down. She may be stressed from the move.
    Space and activities help. Foraging together makes fast friends.

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