2 Broodie's and one is bullying the other

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crs1, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Crs1

    Crs1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2014
    She guards the food and water and next week I want to get Cornish cross. My problem is they all will be in the same coop and run. So my thought is put the two Broodie's and their
    Chicks in the run in seperate crates and keep the bully locked in hers. Then the Cornish x can have the 4 x 8 coop. The run is predator proof and we have it covered with a tarp they will be safe there. Any thoughts? And how long to keep the bully in her crate?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Cornish cross chicks for meat birds, to be butchered in about 8 weeks??
    They should have their own space anyway.

    Have the broodies hatched their chicks yet?
    Is the bully one of the broodies?

    They all need protection from sun/rain and night predators.
  3. Crs1

    Crs1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2014
    Yes we plan on processing at 6 weeks

    Yes they have hatched and she is the older of the two hens and she is acting the part. Plan on leaving her in her crate for about a week then trying again to see if she has calmed down any.

    We have the run covered in a tarp for the sun and rain. And it is our original run and it is safe.

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