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Sounds like a mean old hen to me. When some of mine get old, they get crabby. I am not quite sure why we have such a problem with subtraction. IMO, the greater good of the flock, and she would be culled. If you are unsure, pull her out for a few days, see if the flock is more peaceful, if so, she should be done. Then you can get new chicks.:clapMy flock is constant, but the birds  in it, come and go.

 

As for meat, I occasionally give mine deer scraps. When they harvest a dear, I cut up the scraps into chunks about the size of a fist, drop in a sandwich bag, and then put all the bags together in a big freezer bag. Once or twice a month I pull one out and add with the feed.

 

I know you have acres, and daytime space is not an issue, but you might consider the size of your coop. Often times, people post on here (this may not be your situation at all) about free ranging meaning they can have more chickens, but really the coop size is important, they spend hours in there every night, regardless of the acres they have in the day time.

 

mk

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