Blood on the Dance Floor!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by avroncotton, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. avroncotton

    avroncotton In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    Victoria Australia
    I have my mother and chick seperated from the rest of the girls but the door seperating has gaps in it. Last week I found blood all over the mum and around the gap separating the two. This week I have been trying in intergrate the Mum & chick with the rest. I have just found Mum fighting with the head Hen. They were both pretty exausted but neither were yielding. The other hen has no combe (leghorn I think) and she was going for the combe every time. In the end I separated the two and isolated Mum and chick completly.

    What's my next move? Should I let them fight it out? They used to get on fine before the chick arrived. The chick is nearly four weeks old now.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I practice tough love so I'd let them dual it out. Girls can be way more brutal than the roosters sometimes. Go figure.

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