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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crazichuckladi, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. crazichuckladi

    crazichuckladi Hatching

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    Hi to you all,

    I got my 3 hens from the hen welfare trust yesterday and all seems to be going ok, there's been a bit of bickering and pecking from the largest hen, I'm new to keeping chickens so any advice regarding keeping my girls happy is more than welcome [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    :welcome Hope you find this forum as helpful and friendly as I have. Good luck with your chicken keeping and enjoy your flock.
    :frow
     
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  3. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Give them plenty of space. Make sure to put out extra feeding and watering stations so the head hen does not chase off the others. They can guard these areas enough to starve out your birds. If this hen gets to be too much, you can cage her for a while. I keep a large wire dog crate set up in my run permanently. It is called Jail! Ha! I don't tolerate too much aggression and when somebody is just out of control, they are sent to jail for the day. You can also go the route of pinless peepers. I have used these on my flock leader hen. She was a comb ripper when she was young. Just a monster.

    Good luck with your flock. I hope you can get this all worked out soon. :)
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on providing extra feeders and waterers. Hidaways are also imperative.

    I also have a "jail" for my girls. The bad hen goes I there for about an hour. When they return they are always better.

    Glad you joined!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your new flock.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock!
     

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