broody hen bullied

xera13

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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One hen has gone broody and ive let her be with a few eggs. She did get down to eat the other day and all the other girls ran her out and tore at her head and chased her. Why do they do this? If she doesnt stop brooding am i going to have to seperate her?
 

Pinky

Songster
11 Years
Nov 15, 2008
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South GA
Quote:They're telling her to get back on the nest. It won't hurt if you separate her if you have the room.
 

xera13

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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thats what i was hoping. They leave her be in the nest except they still insist on sitting on top of her bacause no matter what i do they lay in the same box
 

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