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Pecking Order

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aleebama, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. aleebama

    aleebama Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it common for a broody to have to regain her place in the pecking order?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If she raised her chicks separately from the flock, yes.
     
  3. aleebama

    aleebama Out Of The Brooder

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    She is still sitting on the nest in the coop with the rest of my flock. Whenever she gets off to come out and eat, a red sex link challenges her. It's usually a pretty good squabble with one or the other walking away with a beak full of feathers. She is holding her own but I think the sex link sees it as a opportunity to move up. Sound right?
     

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