I moved my sussex 'babies' in with the original cross breed hens and rooster probably 8 weeks or so ago now, they are all almost 16 weeks and mostly way larger than the others being a larger breed.
Thing is, all this time and they are still getting picked on, they've all got sores on their combs, wattles from where the others peck them and even George, the rooster who is generally caring and protective of his girls - hasn't accepted them. Basically I have two seperate groups of hens, the originals forage with George, the sussex on their own. The pecking occurs mainly in the house that I can tell.
Perhaps it would help a bit if I got an additional feed station so that they can seperate up a bit when eating?
Okay - now out of curiosity I went and looked at the fowl pox sticky and these 'sores' that I thought were from pecking, actually look somewhat like pox. Can someone move this to medical centre?
I will go and try to take some pics for advice.....
SEE this thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7989055
Mods could you perhaps join the two together?