rejection

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mel23, May 25, 2010.

  1. Mel23

    Mel23 New Egg

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    Hi, i am new to the forum I am hoping that someone can help, I have 3 goldlines and 3 bluebelles, they have been living together for a year quite happily, but yesterday they suddenly decided to furiously attack one of the bluebelles, we took her out and she spent the night away from them, we have opened their enclosure and they are roaming the garden together, but they are definately a 5 and a 1, the 1 bluebelle seems very nervous with them and they are pecking her as she gets close to them, please any advice would be welcome! thanks
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Maybe they are just reestablishing the pecking order .. So one wants to move up so they duke it out .../.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Is there one bird you can identify as the aggressor, the one that starts all the mischief?
    If so, that's the bird I would remove for several days, perhaps a week. Keep her isolated from the flock, with no way to interact with them. It will knock her down in the pecking order and by the time she returns the tables will have been turned, with her at the bottom.
    It's a proven way to teach a chicken some manners.
     

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