bully hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lynn katsis, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. have 3 pet hens, 3 yr old is bullying one four-mo old, so terrified stays on top of nest box. HELP! thx
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  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard chickens! Is the bullying, just pecking a little, or is it actually creating wounds? Pecking is just part of being a chicken and showing others that they are higher in the pecking order than some others. How much space do you have? You need about 5sq feet per chicken in the house, and about 10sq feet per chicken in the run, and I always put in a few things where they can get shade, but also double as a hideout so they can get away from the big guys. I would also post your question in this link, https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying. Good luck and I hope you enjoy BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may also want to re-try integrating the young bird to your hens. Check out the "Look but don't touch method." of integration. If you put that in the search it will come up.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lynn, and :welcome! Pleased you joined us. Hope you find the answers you seek on re-integrating your birds. Best wishes!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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