In the Brooder
- May 18, 2011
Could someone explain to me the pecking order for chickens? I understand it is a dominence thing, but how long do they need to pick on the new guys for? I have been tryin to get three bantys intro'd to six others. They roost together with out issues, i mean wing to wing as they are in a transitional space right now so its not home. But when they are in their run which is like 6x10 or so, some of the 6 guard the "coop" to keep the other three in. Or when they finally come out, they chase them around for a while, but then tend to leave them alone. What are these few of the 6 looking for from the three?