The Pecking War -- Help!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by andythescot, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. andythescot

    andythescot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my flock of six are confined on weekdays from dawn until 5:30 in their 16 x 4 run. It SHOULD be plenty of room, but most of the chickens have been ruthlessly attacking each others combs. I think they may be bored, even though they are always kicking the bedding out of the coop and into the run to dig around in, AND I have been sprinkling the food all around the joint.

    Do they get jealous? Because when I pet/hold one, when I put her down, the others peck her and then wait for me to pick HER up.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a similar situation, ie 5 hens, but no pecking going on. Mine aren't quite at POL. Could yours be missing something in the feed? I'm interested to hear what people think as we have a long winter coming up.
     

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