Adult hen being agressive toward new chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okiegirl47, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. okiegirl47

    okiegirl47 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a buff orp pullet that I got as a tiny chick for my broody girl who would not get off the nest. The chick was rejected and attacked so I've been raising her separate from my other two. Now she is bigger and I tried to reintroduce her and the same hen was aggressive toward her again. Is there any chance for the new hen to be accepted by the aggressive hen when she gets larger?
     
  2. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and expect some pecking when you reintroduce a chicken they have to develop a pecking order this may take a few days
     
  3. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also try to introduce them at night time.
     
  4. okiegirl47

    okiegirl47 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK great, I'm glad to hear that she can be accepted. How old should she be before I put her in with the others? When I tried to reintroduce today I didn't get past the older hen raising her feathers and puffing up before I took her out. This is her now.
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  5. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait till shes 16 to 20 weeks
     
  6. okiegirl47

    okiegirl47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all!
     
  7. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a redstar
     
  8. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind see its a buff orp
     

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