They have plenty of space, lots of water and food (pellets as well as scraps) and a big coop.
Just now we noticed that one of the new hens has a huge bunch of feathers missing from under/to the rear of her right wing, it's a bit bloody and she is limping, I think she needs to be put down
Even as my husband was holding her to show me, one of the older hens came charging at her and going crazy at her neck.
Is this normal territorial behaviour? Will they get used to each other or keep picking on one another? The two older hens never had an issue with each other..
Any advice warmly appreciated, thanks!
ETA - the older hens were 18 weeks when we got them (so around 42 weeks) and the new hens are just 18 weeks. Purchased from the same farm.
Edited by Madeline's Mum, 06 January 2013 - 06:55 PM.