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My chickens have no pecking order after 8 weeks

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We bought 3 young hens in April (17 weeks at the time). They have never pecked each other, corn from the hand is taken by 3 heads simultaneously, no set sitting in the coop and if one fluffs up the others copy. Will this harmony last? Or have they got a pecking order that's not visible?

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Later on you may discover the most aloof one is the queen, while the next in line dishes out the commands.  When our queen died there seemed to be no overall control and while there were a couple of wannabes, none wanted the role.  I guess you'll discover who is at the bottom of the order soon enough.  Although it sounds like yours have already settled into an agreed/mutual heirarchy.

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I had my ladies for 18 months no pecking order then one of them was not well for 3 days then after she recovered one of the others became the queen and pecked it when it was trying to feed. Peter

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