Bully chicken- seriously evil

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LillianMae, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue andalusian hen, Greysie, is about 20 weeks old like my other hens. She beats up on all of them, but one in particular, who she has drawn blood on. My girls have been free range for about a week, so I used my old smaller run from when they were young and put Greysie in it. Can I make her stop or do I get rid of her?
     
  2. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her away for a few weeks so she is " new " when she comes back back sure the other chickens can't see her for awhile so maybe in a basement or large dog kennel and let her out sometimes but not around your chickens...
     
  3. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have anywhere but the barn to keep her, is there anything else I could do? My other hen spent the night hidden outside because she was being bullied so much, and if the bully is out I have to be with my sweet little girl the whole time to protect her.
     
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    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... put some logs and netting where they stay and give her and other chickens to hide from her and keep her in side the barn when you let them free range
     
  5. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing is, there's only one part of the barn that they can sleep in currently, so no matter what she's pretty much stuck being seen by them:|
     
  6. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them paces to hide and give them places to jump onto when in trouble
     
  7. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They already have all of that, but she's relentless, she's also the fastest chicken I have, so I don't really know what to do
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rehome her. She's a nice breed and of laying age, you shouldn't have a hard time getting rid of her on Craigslist. Her new hens will probably put her in her place.
     
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  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I absolutely agree. If she is that mean she should go. New hens on new turf should put her down a peg or two.
     
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  10. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah...but is there any other way to fix the problem instead of getting rid of her? Until the barn is finished I could keep her separated, once it is finished I could block her off from sight of the other birds.
     

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