Off with their heads!
September 10, 2010 10:10 AM Subscribe
I have a flock of backyard chickens (for egg production) that needs to have its numbers reduced. Which hens should have a date with the chopping block?
I keep my chickens in a chicken tractor
but I've crammed too many chickens into too small of a space and they're starting to peck each other to the point that they're loosing feathers.
Assuming that the ones with more feathers missing are lower on the pecking order, which birds would I slaughter to restore some harmony in the flock? Would it be the ones at the top that do the most pecking or the ones at the bottom who are pecked the most?