Chicken being pecked

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SpokaneWA1988, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. SpokaneWA1988

    SpokaneWA1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a Hen with salpingitis and she was isolated from the other three for 5 days. We reintroduced her today and one hen is pecking at her nonstop. I've isolated the bully hen from the other three and have a crate in the coop for the chicken who was reintroduced, to sleep in tonight. How can I stop this behavior?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Only time will eliminate this behavior. Allow her to regain her spot in the pecking order, and then reintroduce the bully hen. This will take days not hours.
     
  3. SpokaneWA1988

    SpokaneWA1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    So continue keeping the bully hen separated from the other 3? I have a crate in the coop I could just put her in.
     
  4. aart

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  5. SpokaneWA1988

    SpokaneWA1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help but unfortunately the hen that was sick died today. The salpingitis must have come back. The bully hen is fine with the other two so I guess it's a non issue now.
     

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