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  1. Behavior & Flock Management
    I have 3 backyard hens since September 2021, they have all got on fine up until 2 days ago. I have an eglu and a run that's open, and they free roam in the garden. Two of the girls are bullying the one, every time she goes to eat/drink they will charge at her and grab her feathers on her neck...
  2. General Chicken Discussion
    Good morning, This is our first post, therefore hello. We are hoping that this forum can help us with a problem we are having we are 4 hens. We have had them now for nearly 2 years, they all seem happy and consistent layers. The issue we have is that 2 of them have lost a lot of feathers (one on...
  3. Behavior & Flock Management
    I'm concerned about a hen that's engaged in feather-pecking in the past. We have a 'chicken-jail' but I have other concerns about isolating a hen in a small space when it gets so cold at night. PP's were recommended but when I read up on them, the first thing I noticed was that you have to...
  4. Beginners Forum
    hello, we recently got four chickens and we have only had them for a week. Today when I took out my chicken Nancy to hold her(I do this every day, I stand by the coop/ run so she can still her friends) I noticed she had some feathers missing on her forehead, it was not like that before and it...
  5. Beginners Forum
    Peepers arrived today yay! After 9 months of wishing & planning! Here are my questions: Is it normal for them to scratch themselves? Sometimes a couple of them really seem to have a go at it. I have noticed two little bitty bugs on the paper towels but the girls eat those. Is "yawning"...
  6. Behavior & Flock Management
    Situation: My original flock which now includes 13 hens and a rooster will not get along with the 4 new hens (their daughters). My first hatch of 12 ended up being more roos than anything, so since the hens are about a month away from 20 weeks old.....I decided to slowly incorporate them...
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