why are my hens bickering?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hxgumdrop, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. hxgumdrop

    hxgumdrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3hens just turned 6months old two are white sussex the other is speckled. I raised them from 3days old and had no problems untill last week. I realise they have a pecking order but thought they had it sussed. Cluckles has been pecking charlotte on her crown until it bleeds and clarissa is doing the same to cluckles. Is there any way to stop them doing this? They started just doing this at bed time but now do it throuh out the day. Is horrible to see I have been holding the bully down to the ground when ever I see her pecking the other but its not working what else can I do to make fhem get along?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] How much space do they have? Is there any possibility that they are overcrowded?
     
  3. hxgumdrop

    hxgumdrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their coop is an anderson shelter so pleanty of space in there and fhey have free rom over the whole garden so I dont think space is the issue
     

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