Friday, May 25, 2012

Chicken Chatter: Poor Angel is getting picked on again

I don't know what it is about Angel that causes her to be lowest on the pecking order. And I know that there is little to nothing that I can do about her social standing with the rest of the flock.  But I wish that the other ladies weren't so darn mean to her!

The other chickens peck Angel so severely that she is now missing a chunk of feathers on the back of her neck!!  Poor little thing.  I think part of the problem is the fact that Angel doesn't always run away when she is being pecked--sometimes she just crouches down and lets another chicken peck her repeatedly.

Angel, missing neck feathers.
Our two black chickens leave Angel alone for the most part.  It's the buff orpingtons that cause most of the problems.  June has been attacking everyone lately because she is broody--and apparently that causes general moodiness in chickens.  Sunshine, on the other hand, has no excuse -- she's just a down-right mean chicken when it comes to Angel.
'Who, me?'
I wish I knew how to stop that behavior, because Angel is the sweetest little chicken in the flock.

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