- Apr 11, 2019
I have 4 guinea hens I received when they were around 3-4 weeks old. The 4 grew up together but, of course, one was always a little at the bottom of the pecking order; that said, no one was really pecking or bothering each other at that time. Much to my surprise, I ended up with 3 roosters and a hen. More surprising was how all the roosters have ganged up on the female and keep her scared and staying inside when she really wants to be with her own kind. The hen who raised all of them is also treating Gracie horribly. Gracie has no imperfections that I can see but she has become more and more fearful and neurotic. I finally let them all outside for an hour and they STILL continued to chase her around and then ostracize her. My heart is breaking for her but I don't know what alternatives I have except keeping them together. Gracie gets hysterical if I close her away from the guys, while they pay no attention to it. You'd think, considering she is the only girl, someone would be protective of her and knock the other guys back but this isn't happening. What can I do??? This is so sad.