1 hen is on the outs how do i help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by saildog, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. saildog

    saildog Out Of The Brooder

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    i had feral dogs kill my top rooster and 3 hens.


    then for a day i could not locate one missing hen , not sure if she was dead or alive. she came back around the outside of the coop a day after the horrible massacre. ( my other 19 chickens survived it) but ever since she roosts all by herself. the other 18 are all in a cluster and she is alone in a far corner.

    any tips on how i can do to try to get them to include her again? of course she may be isolating herself i guess as the 3 hens that died were in her click but she needs some friends. but more likely they wont let her in .
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Time. Time for her to heal from the trauma of the attack and time for her to be accepted back in. If the other birds aren't outright hurting her, I'd leave her be. She'll get there.
    Sorry about the birds you lost.
     

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