SOS! HELP ME! !!!!!!!!! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by love_stuz, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. love_stuz

    love_stuz Out Of The Brooder

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    we have two hens and just introduced a new one. The other two have been pecking her alot and getting very agressive, as ive heard this is called the pecking order and should only last a few days. Though we have had her for 3 day now, and they keep on pecking. They have pecked all her feathers off the back of her neck? :S today we seperated her, left her in the coop, and the others in the run, so they could still socialise through the fence. But im really worried and dont know what to do? should i leave them seperated for a few more days, or just leave it? PLEASE HELP!!
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    set her up in an area seperated from them by a fence, they can see her but not hurt her- have a little area in the coop too, let her be in that area for a week or two, then let her in with them on 'supervised' time, to keep an eye on them- there will be some pecking, but not like just putting her in there with no preparation...
     
  3. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are guidelines, but no hard and fast rules it seems!
    I have mixed my flock several times - for ex older and younger chickens and it went well. Right now I have some bantam Cochins in with RIRs and leghorns. They are all fine. I have even seen a bantam Cochin chase a RiR!!
    Another year, I had full sized Cochins who were horribly bullied by some RIRs we had... It was awful and I had to permanently separate them...
    It is amazing. Even chickens are individuals.
    Good luck! The last post gave you good advice that should work!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    how is she doing?
     

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