Broody hen bieng attacked by other hens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SixChicksNapa, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. SixChicksNapa

    SixChicksNapa Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2010
    hi, my year old silver laced cochin is broody...again. This is the second time that she has been broody, however this time whenever i make her go out to eat or drink all of the other hens attack her. I understand that she is near the bottom or at the bottom of the pecking order but she never has been attakced like that before. I am just confused about this, could somebody give me some advice on why this is happening and how to stop it. Oh and by the way she isnt separated from the flock, and she doesnt have any eggs under her and i have no rooster. (just to givve a little more perspective)
  2. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Only thing to do is separate her from them, or hold the hens up to her so she can get free pecks at them, and the hens will think she is serious.

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