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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StinaD, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. StinaD

    StinaD Out Of The Brooder

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    So I finally got my chickens and wouldn't you know it I got the sweetest one (Prissy) except she hates her roommate (Bitty). If Bitty gets to close to Prissy, Prissy will pick out Bittys feathers. what am I to do?? Is that normal?
     
  2. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea, but I will watch this thread with interest! My initial 7 would peck each other occasionally, as a reminder to get in line, but the new 7 I have like to pull feathers out and quite a few have decent bald spots!!
    What breed do you have? I read somewhere that isa browns are more pecky (and 5 of my new 7 are isa browns!).
    I think I also read somewhere that if they don't have enough room they can fight? But I'm no expert!
     
  3. StinaD

    StinaD Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 golden comets and one has a bald behind no feathers at all the other has a balding spot on her side i just took some pictures but waiting for them to download will post shortly
     

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