Help! My flock is attacking one of the others!

venturemom

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So I acquired a chicken that is about the same age as my other flock and same breed as some. She was attacked by a fox and I nursed her back to health. She actually started out with a couple of hens and the rooster I acquired before her. I have kept her separate from the flock until this week. They have been able to see her through fencing for a while now. For the past two days I let them mingle all outside. Today I heard her squeaking more than normal and came out to find her laying on the ground while 4 or 5 chickens plucked at her. She just payed there and took her he abuse. I just don’t know what I can do next for her.
 

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rosemarythyme

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I'd look into adding more clutter to the run (you have some, but extra would help right now) as well as at least 1 more feeder placed apart from the other(s).

https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/a-cluttered-run.1323792/

Adding just 1 bird is difficult. Might try penning her up separately with the most docile bird in your other group for a few days, and then try integrating her as a pair with the docile bird.
 

aart

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Adding just 1 bird is difficult. Might try penning her up separately with the most docile bird in your other group for a few days, and then try integrating her as a pair with the docile bird.
Ditto Dat!
Yes, add one of the more docile birds into her pen, mix and match until you find a good match. I'd wait more than a few days tho.
 

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