Standard chicken picking on silkies

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

  1. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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