Help with bullying issue...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jambruins, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Jambruins

    Jambruins In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2009
    I bought five chickens a few months ago. Two older hens, one young hen and two young roosters. We didn't know they were roosters. One of the older hens was getting attacked and I separated her and got rid of the aggressive rooster. The hen went back to hanging out with the other three chickens for a week or so but now is scared of them again. They free range during the day but she is hiding under a bush because the other chickens (mostly the rooster I assume) are out and she is scared. The place I got the chickens from has 30 chickens or so and the lady said I could return them if I needed/wanted to. Would I be better off sending the rooster back or sending the old hen back? I wouldn't want the old hen to just get attacked if I gave her back. Thanks.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Three hens is not really enough for your average rooster, so I would be inclined to send the roo back. The hen at least should lay some eggs.

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