One chicken getting picked on.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lotsofquiche, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. lotsofquiche

    lotsofquiche New Egg

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    Mar 19, 2009
    Hi! We just have four chickens that we bought as chicks last summer. Yesterday I noticed that one of our Buff Orpingtons was spending all her time in the hen house. I haven't seen her in the chicken yard for a couple of days. I went out and physically placed her in the chicken yard. One of the other three chickens (Plymoth Barred Rock) kept chasing her back into the hen house. The Buff Orpington would come out and try to eat but the Barred Rock would chase her and try to attack her. I have enjoyed watching our chickens and I've never noticed this kind of behavior. What is going on? How can I help this chicken?
     
  2. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    The Buff Orpington can easily be bullied by other species.

    Suzy

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