RIR is mean to the others

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BriansWife2008, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. BriansWife2008

    BriansWife2008 New Egg

    Mar 24, 2012
    Southern New Jersey
    We have 2 RIR,5 leghorns,7 Wyandottes
    Everyone gets along except for Henrietta the one RIR
    She was raised with the other RIR and Leghorns so the Wyandottes are "new" to her but what gives ,
    Everyone else is getting along,eating together,sharing,Roosting she has to chase,peck,pull earlobes - down right nasty to the new flock mates Grrrrr

    What can I do? Some say let chickens be chickens But the New girls hide in the coop all day because of her, we did have both RIR in time out (seperate cage) and it helped with Helen shes willing to play nice now...lol But Henrietta my problem bird

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Let me get some facts straight. The RIRs are new to the rest of the flock. After a time out (How long was the time out?) the one RIR settled in the other didn't. It may take a day or two to settle down and the pecking order established. If if doesn't a second longer time out may be pessary, this one putting her out of sight of the other birds, for a week or two.

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