Four new hens

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  1. Scrungee

    Scrungee Well known for it

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    I photographed them before their normal kerfuffle when the existing hens 'meet and greet' newbies, but when they tried picking on the new Speckledy (only PoL) hen she flattened all 3 incumbents and sent them running into the coop! The last Speckledy hen we got did exactly the same thing.
     
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    • silu

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      Think that is known as pecking order?:) Along the road from us we have a cat sanctuary where the owners keep a fair number of hens ducks geese and guinea fowl. They have a speckledy cockeral and it's pretty obvious he rules everything he surveys including a couple of really big geese who look terrified of him.
       
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      Ive seen some horrific pecking order shananigans going on with our hens over the years, but only intervened once and separated the two new arrivals. The rest of the time its over very quickly. It made me smile @silu to think of a cockerel bossing it over some geese!
       
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