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Hens trying to kill one

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I posted about this earlier but didn't get much response, and the situation is growing worse and worse.

4 of our 7 hens are just out to get one of them, Nina. Whenever she is out (she's separated with one of the friendly ones right now), they literally chase her down and peck her head relentlessly. She has no feathers on the back of her head. Putting blu kote on the would didn't do anything.

They all got along for the longest time; this only started happening in April. I have no idea why they're suddenly trying to kill her and why it's only four of them. The big boss hen doesn't have an issue with her.

She's a super sweet and friendly little hen, so I feel bad keeping her locked up all the time. Any ideas? Or would it be better to find a new home for her?
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The best technique is to remove all the bullies. Let the hen in question keep the main coop with any that don't attack her. Let them become best buds and after a few days, return the other hens one at a time, a couple days apart.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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The best technique is to remove all the bullies. Let the hen in question keep the main coop with any that don't attack her. Let them become best buds and after a few days, return the other hens one at a time, a couple days apart.

 

x2. Also, is the hen hurt or sick in any other way?

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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