pecking order?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ttimmerman, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. ttimmerman

    ttimmerman Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what is going on with my barr rock? She is not new to the flock. She is even picking on the new hen. She is a year old this month. Help! The other hens in my flock is another barr rock, three rhode island reds and cornish cross. This has only started in the last month. One of the rhode island red is the newest hen.
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  2. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    any males in your flock? the back of the head is where the male hangs on to breed and is frequently bald as well as the saddle of the hens where the males feet ride.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ttimmerman, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Have you seen her getting picked on? It looks like the work of a rooster as ocap suggested.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It ain't easy being an hen. Some Bycers do make & sell hen aprons which protect the girl's back from rooster induced baldness
     
  6. ttimmerman

    ttimmerman Out Of The Brooder

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    No males in my flock. I get five eggs every couple of days. The young red rhode island is not laying yet.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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