1. BlueSkiesGirl

    BlueSkiesGirl In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2015
    Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good day. My flock consists of two groups, my 26 week old Wyandotte hens: Susan, Penelope, and Lailah. The other group, 23 week old mixed breeds: Sunflower, Henrietta, and Pat. Recently Susan and Penelope have been picking on my mixed breed pullets. At first it was nothing serious, the occasional peck or chest bump. However, now Susan and Penelope are biting my mixed breed's combs so aggressively and often that they are bleeding and tearing. I love my whole flock, but I won't accept this bulling behavior. I would love advice on how to help solve this problem, Thanks!

    What can I do to make Susan and Penelope less aggressive?

    What can I put on my mixed breed's combs to help them heal?

  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    There are a lot of suggestions to offer. Pinless peepers for the pecking hens, antibiotic ointment WITHOUT pain killer in it for the ones being pecked. I think for wyandottes the trend I have seen myself and others have also experienced is that they really get kind of mean when confined.

    The ones I had out in the country were very nice chickens. No issues at all with them.
    The ones I have in town are down right the meanest ones in my large flock (29 hens). I had to section off an end of the coop so they had no access to the favorite targets.

    I wont be getting any others in the future unless I move back to the sticks.

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