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Hen Obsessed with Another Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by robinwiththechickens, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. robinwiththechickens

    robinwiththechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a month ago I adopted 6 full grown laying hens to add to my small flock of 6 10-month old chickens (2 roos & 4 hens). The new girls are now out of quarantine and establishing themselves in the flock, but egg laying time is very full of drama. [​IMG]

    One of the new girls (named 3 of 3) seems to be obsessed with one of my originals (named Honky). 3 insists on getting in the nest box with Honky, which severely displeases Honky. If removed from Honky’s nest 3 will find a perch just outside the box and stare at her, or peek at her from over the top of the dividers between nests. Honky is already kind of a drama queen when she’s on the nest and 3 of 3’s actions seem to really irritate her.[​IMG]

    Is this normal? Does anyone else have a hen that stalks another hen? 3 doesn’t do this to any of the other girls. The few times 3 of 3 has laid, it has been while sharing a nest with the reluctant Honky. Is she just crazy or what? [​IMG]
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    What a funny story. I don't think 3 of 3 is typical, but hopefully for Honky's sake the novelty will wear off and the stalking will subside.
     
  3. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I'm sorry for your trouble, but that's pretty hilarious that you have a stalker hen. What you need is a good chicken lawyer to file a restraining order against her.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Time for a restraining order.
     

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