When you keep poultry one of the things you may come across is aggression within your flock. Whether that be an overly amorous drake or the pecking order of your hens changes. It is important to deal with aggression fast. This is both for the protection of the rest of the flock and with larger fowl such as geese to save your own legs!
These articles will help guide you on what breeds to buy to help avoid aggression as well as tips to resolve issues as they occur.
Aggression in Poultry Articles
Aggressive Poultry Breeds - Dealing with Aggression in Poultry
Genetic Tendancy to Aggression in Poultry by Katie Thear Some breeds and individual birds are more aggressive than others. Game birds, with their close-fitting (hard-feathered) plumage, long legs and sharp spurs have been used for the sport of cockfighting...
Environment and Poultry Behaviour and Aggression
The Environment and Poultry Behaviour by Katie Thear The type of environment plays a major part in poultry behaviour, with flock density being foremost. The more birds there are in a given area, the more likely they are to peck at each other Small,...
Male Aggression (Cockerels) in Poultry - Dealing with Aggressive Cockerels
While the pecking order includes males and females, the males tend to be more aggressive in the breeding season. Their aggression also tends to be towards other males, or those that are seen to be interfering with their flock.A common complaint from poultry...
Pecking Order in Hens - Dealing with Aggressive Poultry
Problems of aggression may be specifically related to cockerels but feather pecking is a habit that females may also indulge in and often the pecking order in hens can cause the back garden keeper some problems. There are many factors that play a part...