help- 2 hens are fighting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by irenew, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. irenew

    irenew In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2009
    I've a flock of 8 hens . The two in question are mother and daughter. the mother is the head of the pack the daughter near the bottom. The daughter is a year old and should be laying but isn't.

    Suddenly yesterday the daughter cornerered the older hen and started pecking her head. They have since both been going at each other and have really messed each other up. Do I leave them to sort out their differences or do I intervene.[​IMG]
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Not really sure on this, but if you feel they will really hurt each other they should be seperated. Maybe the lower hen is trying to dominate the mother/top one?
    I dont really know since my chickens never really had a pecking order :\\

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