- Jul 19, 2015
I recently bought three new hens to add to my little flock- two brahmas and a cochin. Now, I'm unfamiliar with the cochin breed but I've heard they're bigger chickens and the one I have seems a lot more like a bantam to me. Anyway, the brahmas are settling in decently but the cochin is getting her head pecked bloody by ALL other chickens and she only eats or drinks when I've let everybody else out for the day (I free range them most of the time). I've used Rooster Booster and Blu Kote but the hens still peck her whenever she gets close. It's been a week and she just hides under the shed all day, only sneaking out to grab a bite to eat every now and then. She's such a sweet chicken and I would love to keep her but I'm starting to think keeping her in a state of constant terror (and baldness) is cruel. Is there anything else I can try or should I just give up and try to rehome her?