Chicken Bullies!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken266, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. chicken266

    chicken266 In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2014
    Help me!
    Every since my chicken has gone broody her sister millie has started to pick on her and not let her eat or drink!
    I've only just started to notice this and I'm very worried
    Is there anything wrong?
    Can I do anything?
    Do I move her into a different pen?
    Please give me your feedback or if you've experienced it!
    I don't want a broody! But I'm thinking of doing something, just for now is there anything i can do to prevent this?!
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller

    If you have the space make up a broody space for the broody hen... This will leave her from molestation from the rest of the flock... When they are broody they dont need much space any way... Enough room to stretch her legs get a bite to eat and do a dust bath... I just made a temporary fence around a nest box. it also makes sure no other hens lay an egg in her nest.

    Good luck

  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If your broody is separated from the others she will be much happier - she can brood in peace.
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    If you don't want a broody you could try breaking her, I usually place broody hens in a wire cage in the center of the coop, surrounded by light and fresh air, with no bedding until they give it up.
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X3 If you want her to continue being broody, then you need to separate her from the flock with a fenced off area or closed off place with food and water. If you don't want her to be broody anymore, you can break her of it in a cage or area so she can not get to the boxes. Takes a few days, but eventually they give up being broody. Don't let others bully her.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours!
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014

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