Pecking order

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ajesus92, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello i recently was given a gift. It was a cute silkie hen, but the problem was that I have to hen, one 5 month and the other one, unknown age. The problem is that they keep pecking at my silkie, the only time they seem to not fight is when I put them in there sleeping cage. When there in there they will all stay in their own corner and not get along. I want to know if there anything I can do for them to start bonding, and when is the pecking going to stop?
     
  2. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Long as they're not drawing blood, don't worry about it, they'll sort it out themselves. Could take several weeks but if the other hens are naturally agressive they may peck the silky forever.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much room are you giving them? The more room you give them during integrations the better. Things to break the line of sight help also. Integrations can take no time to forever, you just have to let it go and hope there are no injuries.
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    That cage is far too small for 3 hens.........and the perches are too thin. Look at the higher green perch.......there is not enough head room for a chicken to roost.

    Where are you keeping them when they are outside the cage? Are they in a run or free range in the yard?
     
  6. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Free to run anywhere
     
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    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only time you will see them in there is when they are hiding from predators, weather, or when they are going to sleep.
     
  10. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they don't bully the silkey in the small cage overnight then you don't have much to worry about. Refer back to post #3.
     

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