playing favorites?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frankenchick, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mentioned before that my older chickens (NHR) pick on the younger ones (2 Hubbards + 15 Cornishx Rocks). Lately, though, they've been playing favorites. . .

    In the pen, they are equal-oppportunity bullies. At night, though, they have been allowing one of the little eggers (Wild Thing) to roost with them. What gives? Are they simply too tired to rumble by lights-out? Or do they have a bias against our broilers?
     
  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    that just means that young one is higher on the pecking order than the broilers!

    Also, if you have a multi- species flock...like species will tend to form tighter bonds too.

    Sandra
     

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