pecking order!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lyds, May 27, 2008.

  1. lyds

    lyds Hatching

    May 27, 2008
    Okay....I'm new to this. My hens (3) all seem to have enough room (indoor coop is 6*5..they have an outdoor run aswell)..
    I want to check with the normality of top hen pecking the 2 others when she wants them out of her way..second hen pecking loser hen..and loser hen pecking no one...
    The lady chicken (Frida) at the bottom of this pecking order has a few ruffled feathers on her head...I don't think it is sore as she lets me touch her head....
    is this all okay????
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, the pecking order is real in the life of a chicken. When everyone is the same age, it is reduced alot compared to trying to introduce newbies into the flock. Once the order is in place, things will settle down some, however the pecking order is a work in progress, with all the hens wanting to be number one.

    Welcome to BYC! Lots of good help here.


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