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Weird Behavior need some advice

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Just wondering a few ideas of how to get my girls to play nice. My oldest hen RIR 2.5 yrs old is very lethargic, uninterested in food and is getting full fledged attacked by two almost 1yr old Black Stars. When I open the run to put food in they will run her into the coop and in a corner, one of them has come after me more and more frequently too. This morning in hopes to keep boost Red's energy I put the two snots in an extra coop. Red has a friend with the Delaware so she is not a lone but I would like to see her perk up. Any thought of how long I should keep them separate or recommendations to perk up my sweet Red? Any ideas would be helpful.

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Sounds more like she's ill or not feeling well, so I would try to see if there's a reason. Other birds will attack a sick flock mates.
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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How long have these bird been living together and how much space do they have(feet by feet) in coop and run?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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