Chicken aggression

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Debbie82, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Debbie82

    Debbie82 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BCM recently hatched 2 eggs. The chicks are about 5 days old and have just recently started exploring outside with mom. I've had my EE seperate do from her and the chicks since she went broody. Today I was transferring the chicks back into the half of the coop that was sectioned off and my BCM and EE got into a fight.

    How long can I expect the BCM to be aggressive and protective of the chicks?
     
  2. TheChips

    TheChips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same issue. Id love to hear some advice from the members and see what they suggest.

    :)
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your broody will normally be protective of her chicks anywhere from 3-6 weeks, occasionally longer. The fighting between your hens is normal and unless it becomes bloody I'd leave well enough alone. The broody is telling the other hen "steer clear!" ..
     
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