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Help!!! My hen is getting bullied!!!

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We have 9 Rhode Island reds and one chicken has been sniffling quite a bit lately. I'm guessing it might have a cold? But all my hens get together and bully this hen. They mount her and peck at her neck. At night she sleeps by herself, and when we let them free range the bullied hen secludes itself away from the group. The bullied hen has been looking a bit thin lately. What should I do plz help.
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Please separate your bullied hen from the group.  Chickens can become quite nasty and often  kill another bird, and even resort to cannibalism.  Your hen is thin because they probably won't let her near the feeder. Maybe she can't get to water either.    I suggest you rehome her before the others  peck her to death.

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@drumstick diva but the hen that is getting bullied is eating and drinking fine she has one friend that doesn't bully her. I usually let them free range so she goes and eats when the other chickens are somewhere else. I can seperate the pen but how to I seperate the coop. They all sleep in one big coop at night. Should I seclude a part inside the coop? What do I do? Thanks
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