Why do the older chickens harrase, peck and drag the ginni keets?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by MsMoss, May 7, 2011.

  1. MsMoss

    MsMoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked on another forrum and nobody answered.


    They finally stopped because the keets got old enough to defend and evade the attacks, but the chickens now try to do it to my dad's other keets, who're younger than the ginni's that WERE being hen pecked.
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chances are no one answered because you didn't provide enough information. If these keets were just plunked down amongst an established flock then no surprise. The keets are interlopers. They should be adequately protected while the flock gets used to them.
     
  3. MsMoss

    MsMoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the new keets were let out into the yard, and the older chickens didn't know them, so maybe that's why. but when the keets in the pen right now are old enough he plans on letting them all out into the yard at the same time, but won't do it right now cause my neighbors cat tried eating one.
     

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