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Has anyone had an aggressive red sex link hen? How do you curb her from attacking another hen?

I have 3 RSL's and 2 are meanies.

My 5 & 1/2 yr. old is docile and keeps to herself. She is, however the senior coop mama! She's always there to break up a squabble and none of the others dare mess with her.

My other two are 18 months old and they are not nice at all. The only reason they are still here is because they are good layers and I have an egg business.

I have no idea how to "curb" them from being little snots other than clapping my hands loudly when I see them going for my 21 week olds.

Our cockerel @ 21 weeks is becoming a good protector and he's recently started chasing the 2 meanies away from the younger girls.

I wish you the best with your "mean girls"!

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Has anyone had an aggressive red sex link hen? How do you curb her from attacking another hen?
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Mine attacks me more but I realize it all about food. At first, I thought she was a rooster until I found out the were red sex links and not Rhode Island reds. She doesn't seem aggressive to other hens except when pecking order needed.
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Thank you I'm trying to keep the peace in the coop. Hoping my rooster starts helping!!! 😁
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so, the solution is to bring a rooster to the flock....? yaa.. it's little bit crazy when a flock full of hens.

CMIIW

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so, the solution is to bring a rooster to the flock....? yaa.. it's little bit crazy when a flock full of hens.

CMIIW


As long as there are no other males in the flock it should not be a problem. He will dance for the girls.

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Has anyone had an aggressive red sex link hen? How do you curb her from attacking another hen?

I had a hen that was the alpha too. She would beat up the younger birds and she had a partner that would get involved when she did. I did remove them and put them in jail for awhile. I put them back after a couple weeks in jail and they started in again so I put them back in jail for another couple of weeks. Blue was my main instigator and Violet was second. After the second round in jail I put them back in the flock and Blue was still aggressive but Violet was better. I cut a second pop door in the coop because I had the feeders inside the coop and Blue would stand in the doorway and not let the other in to eat so I also put a hanging feeder and waterer under cover in their run so Blue couldn't stand guard over everything. When she got the chance she would attack one of the younger gals and one day while she was on one of the others I had a hose at the coop. She didn't even know I was there as she was so intent on beating up one of the pullets. I squirted her good with the hose and really startled her. She ran in to the coop and didn't come out for quite awhile. I made a habit of going out to the coop many times a day. I caught her several more times beating up on one of the others. Each time I would squirt her with the hose (it was a 3/4 hose with a fire nozzle on the end) so it would squirt pretty hard and far. If she saw me she would get off and run. She did eventually slow up but every once in awhile she would beat up on one of the others. Eventually I had a lot of birds, mostly males, I needed to get rid of so I took them to an auction. I took Blue too. Life was good after that. I took her to the auction because I thought that maybe she would join a new flock in a new place and since she would be an outsider she might not be as aggressive.


Edited by cmom - 11/13/16 at 10:19am

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Hehe, this is my hen, Diamond! big_smile.png

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I think our sunny is going to look alot like her! She has the same up turning neck feathers!
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