Hi all, was hoping for a bit of advice on my pekin hen. I only bought her a few weeks ago but she is becoming a problem. I cannot put another chook in with her as she beats the hell out of them. At first I thought she was bashing my silkie as the silkie is only young and a fair bit smaller than her, but I tried to put another pekin hen in with her today, and again she just wont accept it, and I had to remove the other hen before she killed it! I tried having the other hen in a cage next to her first, so that they could get used to each other before they went in together, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Any idea how to stop her being so aggressive towards other hens? WOuld putting a rooster in with her for a while maybe teach her some manners? Thanks
HI typex And welcome to the site You are on the correct path IMO get the largest older rooster you have and stick it in with her that may change her around on the other hand she may be just one of those birds that will be better off in the pot than to breed from the last thing you want is an aggressive nature spreading in your flock good luck Trev
she sounds stressed and like she is used to being the dominant bird. you will need to let teh birds fight amongst themselves to sort out their pecking order.................it is not a pretty sight but its teh way of the chook world. chooks do NOT like being on their own, its very deleterious to their health. you were on teh right track with the separate cage to introduce them, but this will NEVER prevent teh actual confrontation which the birds need toh ave to sort out their pecking order...............she is not necessarily being aggressive rather than just trying to assert her position. she may still even attack a rooster lol, once again this is pecking order stuff.
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