One of my chickens is getting picked on...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cherstyn, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Cherstyn

    Cherstyn New Egg

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    I've just had chickens for a year now - we have 6 hens only. In the last few weeks, one of our hens is getting picked on by the others... is this normal? She's an australorp and very docile/shy. It's very obvious that she's getting picked on a lot, and she's much more nervous now, as well as looks pretty hammered. What's going on?
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. It sounds like normal pecking order going on. Just keep an eye on it to make sure they are not drawing blood. I have shot mine with the hose if they start getting carried away. Also, if they don't have enough room this will cause fighting. Good luck.
     
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