Hen not being accepted

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AQHAchick22, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Sebright hen who has always been a little on the small side (I mean smaller then regular bantam/sebright size). I took her inside a few days ago because it was freezing and she didn't look too good, had a bit of blood on her comb etc.

    Anyway, I brought her in, healed her up and went to put her back outside with everyone else. She was attacked right away and beat up again, so I brought her back inside. I'm thinking of putting her in the coop in the middle of the night but is this really going to work? I don't want to do that and wake up to find a dead chicken...
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chance is very good that, when the ones that beat her up wake to and find her there she will get beat up again. You might have to do a slow reintegration with her. Or separate the bullies if you know which ones they are.
     
  3. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that's my fear...the next nice day I might bring her out there and let her peck around outside the run...unfortunately it seemed to be all of them beating up on her and chasing her around so I can't just separate them all.
    I'm getting a shipment of chicks during the beginning of April, maybe I'll try to work her in with the new flock once the chicks are a little older.
     

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