Extremely territorial hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigreyhorse, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. bigreyhorse

    bigreyhorse In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    There are 18 chickens to 9 nests, there are at least 4 boxes open most of the day as their laying isn't at the same time.I have a two story nest box, three on top three on bottom, then there are a few nests on/in some boxes that they use. I have a hen that is chasing everyone away from the one with 6 nests, she takes over all six. I just have her in a rabbit cage for now, but every time I let her out she pecks anyone who even steps too close to it.
    I don't know whats up with her, especially since this just started this week and has gotten worse plus nothing has changed in the flock.

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