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fighting birds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bugkiller, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small coop large enough for 4 chickens. I had 2 and 1 was getting old and stoped laying. I added 2 new "ready to lay" hens and got rid of the old one. My problem is the 1 original bird is beating up on the 2 new ones to the point that she won't even let them off the roost to eat. I have been locking her out of the coop a couple hours a day to let them eat and drink. Is there any thing i can do to stop her from beating on them.
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    three food areas, three water areas... you can try to tame her like a rooster I guess... maybe she's scared she's next, if she stresses them out enough they won't lay well...

    good luck.
     
  3. K-9Dog

    K-9Dog Out Of The Brooder

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    been there and going through that now; 1 just won't lay...
     
  4. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may be next if she keeps it up. She will only be laying for another 6 months any way. ​
     

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