Bitchy Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FromChictoChick, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no other way around it. I have a really bitchy hen! She is pushy and loud, she crowds me whenever I come into the yard! My chickens free range and she'll come out of her way wherever she is to harass me, I've had to start carrying a rake around the yard. She'll even come after my dogs! I tried to introduce two new chicks and she went after them.

    What is up with her behavior???
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? are you sure shes not a rooster? Some do get crabby, maybe put her in another pen giving her a time out !! Dont forget water and food.
     
  3. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was hatched first week in April. I suspect she's the hen who has started laying eggs this week. She's Plymouth Barred Rock. At least, I'm pretty sure she's a hen....I haven't figured out which hen is laying yet, but she goes in the nesting box and squats and makes a lot of noise in there. I have six hens and there hasn't been any crowing. She also attacked the two French Copper Maran chicks I tried to introduce

    I'll post pics
     
  4. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (her eye is normal, not sure why it looks funny here)

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