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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Smil3s17, May 30, 2016.

  1. Smil3s17

    Smil3s17 New Egg

    May 29, 2016
    Ontario, canada
    HI everyone! I'm not sure how threads go, but I am new here. In fact I'm new to the chicken world too.I've done lots of research to make myself as ready as possible, one down fall... I have 2 year old RIR and 4 11 week old amercauna's. Beautiful birds! They all get along with one another... all expect one, I don't know what it is about her but she keeps getting picked on and it breaks my heart. I don't know the reason either. Maybe a runt? Or possibly a cockeral? When they were purchased I was told there all pullets but could they be wrong? And the 4 are all from the same place all kept in the same coop and run so I don't know what makes mine different... any thoughts, comments and suggestions are much appreciated. It's only the amercaunas that are picking on it. My RIRS keep to themselves unless there hungry, and I have put "distractions" in the coop/run to keep them from bordom.
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Firstly, you can post pics of your birds in the
    What Breed or Gender is This? forum. I'd also suggest putting multiple feeding stations in the run. It may be useful to consider the size of your run and coop, as well as diet. Its not rare, but you may just have one nasty chicken, and there's only one real answer to that I'm afraid.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Good luck
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid there always has to be someone at the bottom of the pecking order. This could be what is happening to the one that's getting picked on. Please do pop by the links CT left for you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Is it just one bird that is doing the bullying? If so you could put her in solitary ( crate with food & water) and let her cool her jets for awhile.

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