- Jul 1, 2013
I have a small flock of six (max allowed in my neighborhood). Four older and then two we added as chicks last spring and integration went well, although they were clearly bottom of the pecking order, no problems all summer/winter. However, suddenly this spring one of my oldest hens is chasing/mounting the newest ones and pulling the feathers out of their necks. My question is, is there a point when I should just consider getting rid of the mean hen for the sake of the younger ones?