Pecking chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rainey Stockton, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Rainey Stockton

    Rainey Stockton New Egg

    Apr 25, 2015
    I have five chickens that I have to say are spoiled like crazy! They have plenty of space inside a safe place, half a yard to roam (with a fence to keep out critters), a warm coop, plenty of protein, fresh water, no mites and a lot of love.

    Everything I've read about a pecking problem doesn't exist with my chickens. It doesn't bother any of them that everyone else, including themselves, is pecking at them. I think two of my chickens are molting, but they're getting plenty of help pecking their feathers out. No blood has ever happened. They aren't mean and they really don't seem to have a "pecking" order.

    Everyone I've talked to says they've never had this problem. What am I doing wrong or are my chickens just really odd?

    I don't want anyone to have this problem. I just am hoping I'm not the only one.:(
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Are your hens picking on each other constantly? Because I have a huge pen with lots a room and food and toys but they still like to congregate together, sometimes a younger one will get to close for a older hen and she'll scare her off.
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Are they plucking feathers out, or are they eating them? If they are molting and eating feathers, they need more protein . Eating feathers is a way they get some. OR maybe they are just spoiled birds and like to pluck each other.
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Pleased you joined our community!!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! If the ideas you have been given don't help, I suggest you post in the ''chicken behaviors and egg laying'' page. I hope you enjoy BYC!

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