What's going on here?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Robin'sBrood, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Why is my BA, my only egg layer so far, chasing and pecking one of my Millie Fleur d'Uccle girls today? I only have 4 chickens, 3 girls and a boy, who have all lived together since the beginning of May, and have always gotten along with no problems. The bantams girls, who are about a week or so younger than the BA, aren't laying yet - but their combs are growing and turning redder so I think it won't be much longer before they start.

    Is this a female pecking order thing that is happening now since the younger girls are maturing? Is my BA jealous of "her man" who is now showing affection towards the other girls? [​IMG]
     
  2. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Sounds like she intends to be top hen. When they say pecking order they mean it.
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    She's the oldest and the biggest. I guess that gives her the right to be top hen. [​IMG]
     

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