Chickens Stories from Our Nest

A New Pecking Order

It looks like our a new pecking order has finally established itself.  Interestingly enough, all of the new girls are not at the bottom.  Here is the line up how I see it:

Oyster Cracker

Tilly remains head hen.  I thought that she would stay there based on her personality.  The original flock’s rankings really did not change much.  Feathers is no longer at the bottom and Dolly has inserted herself into the original pecking order rankings.  Interestingly, she is now Chocolate’s favorite.  I wonder if her egg laying has something to do with the order as well? 

Where does Chocolate sit in all of this?  Well, I think he is in between Dolly and Sunshine.  Although, roosters aren’t typically included in the pecking order.  Tilly, Oyster Cracker and Sunshine still like to peck Chocolate on the back of the neck to remind him of his place.  I wonder if he will ever gain their respect?

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