BR 's behaved badly towards my americana

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by naakte, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my americana in the bard rock pen so henry could fertilize her eggs. , but i guess they didnt like her too much. i heard a commotion and went out to investigate, The poor lil thing was hunkered down taking a beating by most of the bard rocks (10 in the pen). I ran for the pen and was pulling the BR off of her OMG I am trying not to cry just recalling this. she remained hunkered down and lwt me pick her up. I took her inside and cleaned the blood off her poor little nose and dabbed it with blu cote, and kept telling her i was sorry. Of course i put her back with the white leg horns and i watched for a few minutes to make sure they didnt beat the snot out of her, but they didnt. I really do want to fertilize her eggs..... what if I put Henry in the white leg horn pen. or put her and Henry in a seperate pen. what would be best. I am scared to do anything further without some advise after what she went thru. It was very disturbing
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Next time, take the rooster to the pen where she is at. By putting her into the BR pen, you made her a newbie, and it's pretty normal for the others to attack a new hen, because chickens are so territorial.

    Take care and don't beat yourself up about it.....It's all a learning experience.....

    Sharon
     

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