Why is my chicken such a jerk?
April 9, 2012 7:14 AM Subscribe
How can I stop my chicken from pecking my other chickens?
posted by silverstatue to pets & animals (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, I have 9 chickens - 8 hens and one rooster. I got them as chicks, so they've grown up together. I have a nice little coop that they sleep in at night, and during the day they have a fenced area outside that they can run around in. They're about 5 months old and have been producing eggs for about a month. They seem happy and healthy.
HOWEVER. one of the hens keeps pecking at the back of the rooster and one of the other chickens. I've googled how to stop this kind of behavior, but everything I've found seems to suggest an overall problem, like the chickens are bored or they're not getting enough calcium.... but it's only ONE chicken who's doing it. And she's always doing it to the same two chickens, the rooster and one of the hens. Which makes me think it's some kind of jealousy thing.
I"m so worried! What can I do?