Help! Broody Buff getting bullied. :(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Clark Fowl Fans, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Clark Fowl Fans

    Clark Fowl Fans In the Brooder

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    Hi all! I have a broody Buff Orpington, 1 year old. She's been in her coop/run with the other hens since they were born. This one's gone broody but has still been eating/drinking as far as I can tell. What I've seen lately though is that the others are starting to bully her. I thought it was just one & that I had an aggressive one, but my daughter found her in the coop today, cornered, being pecked in the head/neck by all of them. Do I separate the broody one to protect her? For how long? Is there something I should do to correct the behavior (on either side)?
     
  2. Barnyard_chickens

    Barnyard_chickens In the Brooder

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    I would separate her for now until she is healed and doesn't act broody anymore
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    It's very common for a broody to get bullied. They are acting differently. Broodies usually would take themselves off away from the flock to brood eggs so if you can separate her it might be for the best.
     

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