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Sudden fighting

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

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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

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