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Standard chicken picking on silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by karen71, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. karen71

    karen71 Songster

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    Hi all,
    I have 3 golden comets 1 barred rock and 2 silkes they all came from the same lady and she had tons of different chickens.
    they sleep in a coop all closed up at night it is 4x8. I get up and let them out, they can stay in the pen with the goats it is 50x50. or they will wander the 3 acres.
    I have noticed that the larger hens chase and peck at the silkies- no one is injured the silkies just run. Is this a normal action for the larger hens to show who is the dominent chicken. Just wondering.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    That's the way the pecking order goes. In fact, I have a silkie that gets picked on by another girl, and my standard buff cochin acts as a bodyguard! No joke!
    You may want to try clipping the top knots on the silkies to be sure they can see well enough. I noticed that Gwen gets picked on more if she can't see.
     
  3. karen71

    karen71 Songster

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    Thank you Carrie
    We will trim the top nots and I willjust make sure they do not get harmed by the other girls.
     

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