The thing I find most fascinating about pecking order

artsy1

Songster
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
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my tinyest bantam RIR is at the top of my pecking order. all other hens are the standard size and they are all afraid of her, she gives them a peck now and then, they scramble.....size doesn't matter.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
Yep, with chickens size means nothing. I have a tiny half pound roo that is lording it over my BR X cockerel, even though the cockerel is much bigger.
 

Mum

Songster
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
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I have an Old English Game Bantam and she rules! Even the Orpington doesn't undermine Honey's rule
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Size? Bah! It's a.t.t.i.t.u.d.e
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bobbieschicks

Chicken Tender
8 Years
Jun 24, 2011
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Yeah definitely attitude rules - Snow White will rush over to peck the other pullets as they get mated by my rooster. She pushes her way into the food arena when there are treats involved and struts around like she owns the joint. I am worried about her when those Lavender Orpingtons get even bigger - which presumably they will. She may get taken down by one of them because Ariel, the lead pullet of the LO is just as big of a bully.
 

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