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Bullying hens

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I had 2 hens that were broody. They are fine now but since they were put back with other hens they have been fighting to a point where all were bloody yesterday. Now only one gets picked on and she happens to be the smallest hen. But only one other hen is picking on her. She is terrified and runs if she even sees the bully hen. Any advice as to how I can stop this bully behavior?
post #2 of 4
That is quite normal after a hen is broody, you could remove the bully for a few days to hopefully knock her down a few pegs and give the others a chance to reestablish themselves.
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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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post #3 of 4
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As I've watched closer, I've noticed this is happening while they roost at night. Moving the roost doesn't seem to work because they all huddle together. But as of today the hens that were broody are back laying eggs. Yay!!!! Thanks for advice on bullying! !
post #4 of 4
Good to hear, my chickens bicker at roost time too, it's normal.
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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