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I have one very aggressive hen who only likes one other hen. So we have had two small coops with two hens in them. Well one of our hens was stolen. The coop was locked and the cover over the part that can be lifted up was in the exact same spot that it was when I fed them . I don't know what to do with the lone hen. She can't stay by herself. And the other hen does NOT like her. She won't let her in the other little coop. It's not like it's big and she can run very far.
post #2 of 6
You can keep her by herself but next to the others, you can cull her, or rehomed her. Sometimes being in a smaller coop makes birds aggressive. It is mentally unwell for them, chickens are meant to range over large areas in a day. Maybe if you make a bigger area for them. Just some suggestions.
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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 6
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She likes one out of three. You couldn't put her with the other two. She's just picky. They have a run on both sides of it. They got along just fine separated how they were. I rehome her and you can send me more eggs for free. Since I will be minus two hens.
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

You can keep her by herself but next to the others, you can cull her, or rehomed her. Sometimes being in a smaller coop makes birds aggressive. It is mentally unwell for them, chickens are meant to range over large areas in a day. Maybe if you make a bigger area for them. Just some suggestions.
post #4 of 6
Sorry, was just some suggestions.
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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Originally Posted by 1ChicChick View Post

She likes one out of three. You couldn't put her with the other two. She's just picky. They have a run on both sides of it. They got along just fine separated how they were. I rehome her and you can send me more eggs for free. Since I will be minus two hens.
Why are you asking for advice if you know it all and are going to bite people's head off for suggesting some options, I'd have some advice for you but with the response you gave old hens I'll let you figure it out yourself.
post #6 of 6

personally I'd get rid of the aggressive hen, put the other two together and get a couple youngsters for the other pen/coop to raise up as new egg layers. I have zero tolerance for aggressive birds though

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