Any tips to manage a Mean Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by xxcody2gunsxx, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. xxcody2gunsxx

    xxcody2gunsxx In the Brooder

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    out of a flock of 17 I have this one hen that is being a mean little brat .
    she'll peck and pull other girls down from the roost ,chase them for no reason and has most of the flock feeling nervous or uneasy . She started laying just a month and is one of the two laying right now so I don't want to get rid of her but thinking about .
    any help would be much appreciated .
    Thanks

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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2016

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    I'd suggest separating her from the flock. Maybe a "time-out" will bring her round a bit ( a couple of weeks, at least). It should, in theory, reduce her rank in the flock and put her in line.
     
  3. limited25

    limited25 Songster

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    I would put pin-less peepers on her. She won't be able to see straight ahead with those on, and shouldn't be able to chase or pull them down from the roost. I have used them on my flock before, for about 3 months, and believe it helped.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How much space do you have for your birds?
     
  5. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Songster

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    I agree with CTKen. You've got plenty of space in the chicken village to keep her in "time out" for a while and still get eggs from her.
    BTW, how's the winter roosting house coming along?
     
  6. xxcody2gunsxx

    xxcody2gunsxx In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the tip . she's now in "timeout" and shes not happy about .

    Its done . thanks for asking . the Chickens took to it quick and are a happy bunch :)
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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