Hen attacking other hens?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenNewbie32, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. ChickenNewbie32

    ChickenNewbie32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 Rhode island reds, and i am pretty new to this whole chickens in your backyard thing, so today it was a normal morning i collected one egg, then 20 minutes later a chicken laid another egg, i collected it and it saw me, it started screaming and attacking other chickens, and i am not sure if this is normal or i need to do something. Please help!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sure it was unrelated to you being around, chickens can argue occasionally, you were probably just there for it.
     
  3. ChickenNewbie32

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    Are you sure? Because as soon as i picked up the egg it started screaming and it was attacking other chickens. I thought that it was blaming them for the egg but i am not sure.
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens have disagreements with each other. I would wait a couple of days and if the behavior continues then separate the trouble maker for a few days and reintroduce her. She is probably the top hen and is trying to cement this matter.
     
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  5. ChickenNewbie32

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    Oh ok, so it is normal. I was worried because it was the first time i've seen them do this. Thanks for the help!
     

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