The thing I find most fascinating about pecking order

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbieschicks, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Is that my lead hen is a 25 week old White Leghorn and even though my 12 week old Lavender Orpington pullets are now larger then her, they still run when she comes around.
     
  2. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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.
     
  4. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Old English Game Bantam and she rules! Even the Orpington doesn't undermine Honey's rule [​IMG]

    Size? Bah! It's a.t.t.i.t.u.d.e [​IMG]
     
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    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My demon-silkie is at the top of the pecking order! Lol

    Even my brahma is sared of her.LOl
     
  6. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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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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