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Pecking order(s)..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken_noob, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2011
    Chehalis WA.
    If you were to have...say, 10 roos and 10 hens. Would there be. Pecking order for the roos and one for the hens. Or is there just one order where some hens bully the lesser roo. I don't have a issue, just one of those questions that popped into my head. Thanks for your time.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    There is a pecking order of which every chicken in the flock is a member. Roosters also have a seperate pecking order; a pecking order within an order. Hens will respect the alpha or head roo, but can really bully younger, subordinate roosters.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree with gritsar. They are not gender conscious. They establish their pecking order all together but the boys will have a sub order as well as the girls but at the same time they have a flock pecking order.
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    do you have 10 roos WITH the 10 pullets, in the same area?

    That is about 9 roos too many if you have a combined flock...just asking...don't mean to be rude.

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