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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peeboo, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone shed some light on why my tiny white silkie hen and my giant Brahma Roo seem to always be battling it out? They seem to mind their own business most of the time, then out of nowhere they start to puff out and stand tall and they just battle it out. I don't know why my young giant roo would feel threatened by my white puff of a silkie hen. Lately i have been finding wounds on my silkie and this has never happened in my flock before. A big bloody peck mark on her neck at the base of her head on the side of the neck and then a few days later. on her forehead next to the comb. Can anyone shed some light on this. my other hens pick on her just a bit because they are higher in the pecking order but have never drawn blood. i'm assuming it's Falcore my Brahma roo that's been doing it, and only to her it seems. anyone?
     
  2. trishok8

    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate that!

    I think I can understand "pecking order" but I do get angry when the outcome is bloody or painful.

    One of my little silkies can really picked on sometimes, it's sad.

    I wish I could help, but I think it's probably some kind of dominance thing.
     
  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she the only white bird or the only silkie? Maybe she looks different?

    My Polish bantam gets picked on by the rooster (Polish Bantam), and I always thought it was because she is the only other Bantam in the flock and looks quite different from the other hens.
     
  4. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is really sad, she doesn't seem to mind the wounds too much. she's acting normal, but if it gets anymore out of hand i think i have to do somthing. just not sure what to do about it. [​IMG]
     
  5. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm good point beardedchick- she is the only white bird i have. i have another silkie but it's a buff like the brahmas and the buff silkie hangs with the brahmas now more than the white silkie. how strange. racist chickens?
     
  6. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, the solution is obvious. You need more chickens. White ones.

    Isn't the answer always more chickens? [​IMG]
     
  7. horsejody

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    Maybe he tries to breed her. He might be too big so she tries to keep him away. Maybe they should be separated for her safety.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Are you positive the silkie is a hen?
     
  9. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor girl. meanie roo. but bearded chick is right, it sounds like you NEED more white chickens!
     
  10. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i was hoping you would say i needed more chickens, let me show that post to DH lol. ya i'm sure she's a hen or a VERY special egg laying rooster hehe. yesterday i found my rooster minding his own business and my white silkie, blinded by her puff, grew some silkie balls and just ran up to roo from behind and tried nipping his gargantuan butt. maybe she's the instigator? that doesn't sound like my sweet puff. but then again. maybe she's just all arnold schwarzenegger inside.
     

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