11 Years
Feb 4, 2008
Venice, Florida
I have put Gypsy and her babies back in the tractor, but moved it so that it is where everyone else is. Because, a couple of the hens were being really ugly to Gypsy and bloodying her comb. Yesterday, Mammy got in the tractor with Gypsy to fight with her. I had to pull her out.

When can this little family join the main flock? I chose to give the little ones a little time to grow before joining the flock, thinking it would help them. They have been where visible to the others.

Is bloody combs normal in re-establishing the pecking order? Oh, and Gypsy is not a dominant hen. I was surprised when I brought her out of the tractor that she just nestled into my arms and closed her eyes like she really wanted some extra TLC. So I got to hold her for a good little bit and just pet her.


The Great Guru of Yap
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
The Carpal Tunnel Rehab Center
Oh that is really too bad - it sounds like that one bird has an issue with the other one for some reason. I wish I had advice. All the advice I received here worked perfectly for us.

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