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Sudden fighting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marlene, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. marlene

    marlene Songster

    Aug 17, 2011
    I have 5 hybrid pullets that are about 24 weeks old. They came from a lady that had them all together from a few days old. Last Saturday I lost 1, she died suddenly, and I have no idea as to why. Today I noticed a lot of pecking going on between the 5 left, could it be that since 1 has gone, they are re-establishing a new pecking order?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Absolutely. The pecking order is fluid and ever changing. Her absence has disrupted things, and the rest are now readjusting.

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