Hen picking on tiny hen...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yogaliciouschick, May 15, 2010.

  1. Yogaliciouschick

    Yogaliciouschick Out Of The Brooder

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    My very tiny frizzle had a prolapsed vent so she was out of the coop for about 2 weeks recovering. Now since I reintroduced her to the flock they have been plucking her and making her bleed. I have her in a sectioned off part of the coop now so she can see the others but they cannot pick on her. Will this always happen? Or will they accept her at the bottom of the pecking order and stop hurting her? I just don't know what to do, she is so strong and sweet (yet very ugly right now with very little feathers). Any advice?

    Also I have 3 broodys....I know I should be happy but it is just plain annoying since my rooster seems to be sterile. How should I go about stopping these crazy hens? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You could pull the bullies out of the flock, and knock them down a peg or two.

    Imp
     
  3. Yogaliciouschick

    Yogaliciouschick Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought about doing that I will try it today and update you! Thank you!
     

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