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Momma hen attacking her chicks

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Our mother hen is now beginning to attack her chicks (5-6 weeks old). Enough that one of them is now bleeding on his neck. I have Momma and the other hens free ranging away from the chicks right now, but at night they all sleep in the same coop. How do I keep the hen from further injuring the chicks?
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You will have to put up a separation pen for them. She's trying to wean them. A few weeks not following her should help them adjust and maybe mom might calm down after a break.
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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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