theyre fighting!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens971, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. chickens971

    chickens971 Out Of The Brooder

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    i found this chicken like a month ago,it was in a bad condition so i rescued it,it was starting to get really bored and destroying its coop(throwing its straw and that out) so i got it a friend, but they keep pecking eachover but apparently ts normal, how long until they sort it out because i want them to be happy![​IMG]
     
  2. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

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    The short answer is that it will take as long as it takes. Pecking Order behavior is complex and has its own set of rules that us humans don't completely understand.

    They may never get along. Or, after a few weeks it may all work out. Frankly, with two mature birds in close confinement, the may never become "friends," but may somewhat tolerate each other if you are lucky.

    My recommendation is to get more chickens so it is less of an issue. But, then again, I think everyone should have a flock or two...
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, and [​IMG]! Sorry to hear about your dilemma!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Is there enough space in the coop for them to be able to get away from each other?
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Hope they settle down soon.
     
  6. chickens971

    chickens971 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah sort of, they have the nesting boxes with a wooden partition in the middle but if they come forwards abit then they are together

    thanks!x
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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