broody hen attacked HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SixChicksNapa, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. SixChicksNapa

    SixChicksNapa Out Of The Brooder

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    hello i have a broody hen who refuses to stop bieng broody and has been broody for almost a month, but thats beside the point. Every time i take her out into the run with the other five birds if she gets anywhere near them she is instantly attacked. Shes seems to be perfectly healthy and now has a few peck wounds on her face but thats it. Does anybody know how to make them stop attacking her??
    And for a litttle more context they are all 14 months old and there are six hens with no roosters. The broody sits in a nest box all day and they still attack her.

    thanks

    -Jake
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    When you remove a chicken then put it back some days later, you force her to the bottom of the pecking order. Unfortunately, being a broody can do much the same thing. You may have to just let them do their thing. If you can identify one or two who are doing most of the attacking, or initiating it, you might be able to remove THEM for a week or so to demote them in the pecking order.
     

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