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my hen is very agresive to the other chickens

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I have a white leghorn hen she was raised by her self for a few months then i introduced her to two new chickens. And they are black silkies. At first she would peck and chase them but I figured it was a pecking order but it has been several months and she is still doing it. She does it when they come near her. Or just because she wants do. She pulls out lots of feathers of theirs. And I feel terrible because the silkies can't roam around in there run without being scared. What can i do to fix this?
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You may have to separate them.  Your hen did not learn normal chicken behavior as a chick, and is likely having difficulty socializing with other birds.  That is why ideally all chicks are raised with other chicks or chickens.  It would be  unkind for your silkies to be left in with a bully.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
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              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Silkies also sometimes act a little different than other breeds, so that may be triggering the bullying behavior, I personally keep my Bantam and my large fowl separate because the large fowl can be a bit too much on bantams. I personally wouldn't keep them together because the leghorn could seriously harm your silkies.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 9/28/15 at 8:48pm
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Okay! smile.png that's what i was thinking of doing. She's like that when they get near her.
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